The unrest at the Tengiz oil and gas field has stopped in
Kazakhstan, the salaries of rotational workers will be increased up
to 50 percent, Trend reports with reference to the Association
of Oil Service Companies of Kazakhstan.
“The road to the checkpoint is free,” the message said. “Food
delivery has been resumed. The salaries of rotational workers
involved in the Tengiz Future Growth Project will be increased by
According to the message, there are no protesters in the field
now. The rotational workers continue their work.
Kazakhstan's government announced late Jan. 4 that it was
restoring some price caps on liquefied petroleum gas, after the
rare protests reached Almaty following a sharp rise in the price of
the fuel at the start of the year.
Many Kazakhs have converted their cars to run on LPG, which is
far cheaper than gasoline as a vehicle fuel in Kazakhstan because
of price caps. But the government argued that the low price was
unsustainable and lifted the caps on Jan. 1.
After the price of the fuel spiked, big demonstrations erupted
on Jan. 2 in certain parts of the country. Public protests are
illegal in the country unless their organizers file a notice in
Following the development of the situation, the government
declared a state of emergency all over the country. Kazakh
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said the government initiated the
anti-terorrist operations to deal with the ongoing riots.
Also, the divisions of the united peacekeeping contingent of
CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) arrived in
Kazakhstan to assist in restoring order and help protect strategic
objects of the country.