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(both: əktö`bĕ), formerly


(əktyo͞o`bĭnsk), city (1993 est. pop. 264,000), NW Kazakhstan, on the Ilek River and the Kazalinsk RR. Aqtöbe has an important ferroalloy plant and chromium complex based on nearby ore deposits; other industries include agricultural machinery, processed foods, alcoholic beverages, and chemicals. Founded in 1869, the city grew rapidly with the expansion of metallurgical industries during World War II.
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This is in the Aktyubinsk region near the Caspian Sea and close to the large oilfield of Zhanazhol, with the area said to have 330m barrels of oil.
It processes dedicated crude from the region (Kumkol, Aktyubinsk, Turkmen fields) and supplies the south, particularly Almaty.
The plane was next forced to land in the northern Kazak city of Aktyubinsk because of a leak in its right fuel tank.
Some proposals are short-term solutions, such as shipping oil by rail, and some are long-term solutions, such as Chinese National Petroleum Company's (CNPC) grand plan to build an oil pipeline from the Uzen and Aktyubinsk fields across Kazakhstan to China.
Transaero Airlines launch flight to Aktobe, the administrative hub of the Aktyubinsk region, has been given a special welcome upon its maiden landing at the Kazakh airport in Aktobe.
There is a central dispatcher point in the western part of Kazakhstan, another in Aktyubinsk in the north close to the Russian border, and one serving the eastern part of the country.
1349 - The aircraft lands in the remote Kazak town of Aktyubinsk.
GeoQuest currently provides data management solutions to Surgut Neftegas, Kogalym Neftegas, Tomsk Neftegas, Pur Neftegas, Samara Neftegas, and also in Kazakhstan for the Ministry of Geology and regional departments, JV "Arman," Aktyubinsk geophysical expedition and others.
Galleon said, Aktobe's only asset is a licence for the Kokbulak iron ore deposit in the Aktyubinsk region of western Kazakhstan, which is not being commercially exploited at present.
AMG fields, in the Aktyubinsk (or Aktobe) region in north-western Kazakhstan, have proven and probable reserves exceeding 1bn barrels.
22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mechel OAO , one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces the commissioning of its new mining and processing plant at the Voskhod chrome ore deposit in the Aktyubinsk Region, Kazakhstan.
KMG is having a 120,000 b/d, 250 km crude oil pipeline built from the Kenkiak field in the Aktyubinsk region to Atyrau by a Russian firm which says it can complete it before end-2002.