08ASTANA431, EMBASSY ENERGY OFFICERS IN ASTANA

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08ASTANA431 2008-03-05 11:07 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Astana

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHTA #0431 0651107
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 051107Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY ASTANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1886
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE 0415
RHEBAAA/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHDC
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC

UNCLAS ASTANA 000431 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ENRG SENV APER ABUD
SUBJECT: EMBASSY ENERGY OFFICERS IN ASTANA 
 
REF: STATE 10743 
 
1. This cable responds to reftel request for information for 
required reports to Congress on energy.  Following are post's 
responses to reftel questions: 
 
A. The Pol/Econ section covers energy issues. Fully-staffed, 
the section has seven officers, one OMS, and five 
locally-employed staff (LES). 
 
B. Post has one FS 0-2 energy officer position.  90% of the 
officer's time is devoted to energy issues.  The section also 
has one energy specialist LES, who devotes 90% of her time to 
energy issues.  In 2008, the Department of Energy intends to 
provide post with a direct-hire officer, and has already 
started the process of hiring one DOE LES. 
 
C. The energy officer monitors, analyzes, and reports on 
Kazakhstan's petroleum, gas, electricity, and nuclear 
sectors.  The officer advocates with the Government of 
Kazakhstan on behalf of U.S. oil and gas companies.  The 
officer monitors, analyzes, and reports on petroleum and gas 
export issues. 
 
D. FY 2007 Post Expenditures on Energy-Related Activities: 
 
Direct-Hire Energy Officer 
Travel: $12,329 (also includes travel by LES Specialist) 
Representational Events: $200 
 
Pol-Econ LES Energy Specialist 
Base Salary: $20,700 
Total (including benefits): 29,830 
 
 
ORDWAY

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