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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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A degree of occurrence of enteroinfectious pathogens in poultry was studied in some farms of the South Kazakhstan, Almaty, Jambyl, Aktyubinsk, and Karaganda regions.
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.
For example in 1997, CNPC's bought a 60 percent stake in Kazakhstan's Aktyubinsk Oil Company.
Kazakhstan: Additionally, in 2001 Bashneft won a tender to explore and develop several oil fields in Kazakhstan's Aktyubinsk and West-Kazakh regions.
Mechel OAO (NYSE:MTL), a Russia-based metal mining company, has announced commissioning of a new mining and processing plant at the Voskhod chrome ore deposit in the Aktyubinsk region, Kazakhstan.
The other three extracting regions, Aktyubinsk, Kzylorda and Zapadno Kazakhstanskaya, account for the remainder.
(33) Another majority stake in Aktobemuniagaz was acquired in the same year, which owns large fields in Aktyubinsk at a cost of $4.3 bn.
The contract, awarded by Aktyubinsk Copper Company, an affiliated company to Russian Copper Company, is valued at over EUR30m.
It has 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 was completed in March 2003.
More specifically, the Pavlodar refinery is supplied with crude oil from West Siberia by means of the Omsk-Pavlodar pipeline and the Shymkent refinery presently uses oil from Kazakh fields at Kumkol, Aktyubinsk and Makatinsk, but utilization is low because it is unable to process other oils.
In Kazakstan, opistorchiasis is endemic in the Aktyubinsk, Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda, Pavlodar, Tselinograd, and Turgay Districts.