Alikhan Smailov and Eni management discuss plans for new gas processing plant

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov held a meeting with Eni Chief Operating Officer Guido Brusco, and Director of Exploration and Production Luca Vignati.

Alikhan Smailov noted that the Government of Kazakhstan highly appreciates the company's contribution to the development of the country's oil and gas industry and intends to continue strengthening the long-term cooperation.

"We pay special attention to the full-scale development of the Kashagan field, maintenance of oil and condensate production at the Karachaganak field and the development of the gas industry," the Prime Minister said.

He also added that the Government supports the consortium's plans to build a gas processing plant at Kashagan with the capacity of 1 billion cubic meters jointly with National company QazaqGaz JSC.

Guido Brusco, in turn, confirmed the company's long-term plans to work in Kazakhstan.

"We will promptly take the necessary decisions on the existing projects and look for the opportunities to implement new ones, including renewable energy. Thanks to the Government's support, all the issues arising from the projects are solved in a routine manner," Guido Brusco said.

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