Since the end of last year there have been some significant events that attracted Kazakh media attention to the subject of Caspian oil. It is a question of two artificial islands’ ice blockade of the Kashagan oil field in December 2012, withdrawal of two investors from the Caspian shelf, two earthquakes in the Caspian Sea occurred on March 10, the recent accident at one of the drilling rigs at Kashagan and suppression of the truth about Caspian oil. Withdrawal of the American company from the Kashagan oil field with its projected giant hydrocarbon deposit on the eve of the start of commercial oil production (from June 2013) adds spice to the situation.
It has been more than a month since the fall of the fireball in the Urals, however, up to now, its mysteries have not been dissipated and scientific society has been very vague on this point. According to the media, on 15 February 2013, at 09:23 a.m. local time (07:23 MSK), the meteorite entered the Earth’s atmosphere over the city of Chelyabinsk and exploded. The «Chelyabinsk meteorite» aroused heated discussion not only in the Russian media but also in the foreign press and social networks. According to experts, this phenomenon happens once in a hundred years.