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Oil from Kazakhstan’s Kashagan field exported for first time

MOSCOW: Kazakhstan's vast offshore Kashagan oil field has produced its first crude for export, authorities in the ex-Soviet nation said Friday, in spite of many setbacks. More than 26,000 tonnes of crude oil and 22.8 million cubic meters of natural gas have been produced and were shipped Friday through various pipelines, the Kazakh energy ministry said in a statement. "The first batch of export oil was shipped today from Kashagan," it said, adding that some testing is still ongoing. "Reaching stable operation will take…