December 13, 2019 / 1:23 PM / a month ago

Kazakhstan oil output hit by Kashagan maintenance -data, sources

MOSCOW, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Daily oil production in Kazakhstan was down by 8% to 235,800 tonnes on Dec. 12 from Dec. 10, energy ministry data showed on Friday.

Two industry sources told Reuters that the output was down due to unfinished unplanned maintenance at the Kashagan oilfield. The NCOC consortium which is operating the field said that maintenance was being conducted at one of the gas compression stations.

NCOC said in the statement to Reuters that Kashagan is expected to return to its usual oil production levels by mid-December.

Reporting by Alla Afanasyeva Writing by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Susan Fenton

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