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Kazakhstan appoints M.Mirzagaliyev as new Energy Minister

Magzum Mirzagaliyev was relieved of his duties as the Minister of Ecology, Geology & Natural Resources of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan appoints M.Mirzagaliyev as new Energy Minister

Source: Press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan, September 10 - Neftegaz.RU. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has appointed Magzum Mirzagaliyev as the country's new Energy Minister.
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin said:
  • He has the experience and knowledge necessary for the Minister of Energy
  • The Head of State set big tasks for the ministry to ensure the further development of the industry
  • It is necessary to continue work on providing regions with gas, implement large projects in the field of petrochemistry and oil refining, introduce digital technologies, develop renewable energy and oil and gas engineering
Magzum Mirzagaliyev was born in 1978 in Almaty.
In 1999, he graduated from the University of Turan with a degree in International Economics.
In 2003, he graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a degree in International Economics.

From 2007 to 2010, he was director general of Tenizservice of KazMunayGas.
From October 2013, he was appointed vice minister of oil & gas of Kazakhstan.
Since June 2019, he has served as Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources.

Kazakhstan is the world’s 9th-largest exporter of coal and crude oil, as well as 12th-largest supplier of natural gas.

The country currently generates 3% of its electricity from renewable sources.
The current goal of the Kazakh government is to increase the contribution of renewable energy sources by 15% to the country’s electricity balance by 2030 and by 50% by 2025.

Author: Elena Alifirova

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