Output at Kazakhstan's Tengiz oilfield back to normal - Chevron

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Production at Kazakhstan's largest oil venture, Tengizchevroil (TCO), is back to normal, operator Chevron (CVX.N) said on Tuesday, after output was disrupted because of protests last week.

"The workplace environment is stable at Tengiz and production facilities are operating at normal rates," Chevron said in a statement.

Production at Tengiz, Kazakhstan's largest oilfield, was curtailed last week as some contractors disrupted rail services in support of protests taking place across the country. read more

Kazakhstan is a major oil producer with output of about 1.6 million barrels per day (bpd) in recent months, and has rarely seen production disrupted by unrest or natural disasters.

But the central Asian country's daily oil and gas condensate production fell 6% in early January from December levels, according to two industry sources and Reuters calculations. read more

TCO produces about 700,000 bpd. Trains are used to transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a by-product from the oil extraction, sources told Reuters.

Reporting by Ron Bousso, Editing by Louise Heavens, Robert Birsel

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Ron has covered since 2014 the world’s top oil and gas companies, focusing on their efforts to shift into renewables and low carbon energy and the sector's turmoil during the COVID-19 pandemic and following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. He has been named Reporter of the Year in 2014 and 2021 by Reuters. Before Reuters, Ron reported on equity markets in New York in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis after covering conflict and diplomacy in the Middle East for AFP out of Israel.