Archive for the ‘Turkmenistan’ Category

In the Caspian Region, China Is Just Getting Started

Via The Frontier Post, an article on China’s growing influence in Central Asia and the Caspian region: The collapse of the Soviet Union allowed China to envision a land-based trade and energy network that would be free from dependence on Russia or the United States. Now, amid conflicts in the South China Sea and Taiwan […]

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Renewed Hope For Trans-Caspian Pipeline To Europe?

Via the Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting, an article on how a landmark deal between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan may finally facilitate pipeline to Europe – if the Europeans are still interested: The Dostluk oilfield is located in the middle of the Turkmen-Azerbaijani sea border.  The breakthrough agreement between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan to jointly explore and […]

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Turkmenistan’s Slow March Towards A Market Economy

Via Eurasianet, a report on Turkmenistan’s slow march towards a market economy: The job of driving Turkmenistan’s march toward the market economy lies with the parastatal Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Despite its name, the union is more conglomerate than lobby group. Working hand in glove with the state as it does, the UIET serves […]

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Iran Can Solve Turkmenistan’s Natural Gas Dilemma

Via Bourse & Bazaar, an interesting look at how Iran’s strategy to become the natural gas hub of the region depends on developing several gas corridors with its neighbors, and gas-rich Turkmenistan ought to be a key partner in this strategy: Bordering Iran on the northeast, Turkmenistan is a Central Asian country with a population […]

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Deep-Water friendship: Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan Bury Caspian Sea Hatchet

Via Upstream Online, a report on how Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan have agreed to join forces in exploring and developing contested deep-water block as relations have warmed: Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have agreed to settle decades-long claims on a large oil and gas block in the Caspian Sea, with new plans for joint operations in the region. […]

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Turkmenistan Opens Gas Pumping Station With Eye On China

Via Oil and Gas Daily, an article on Turkmenistan opening a gas pumping station with an eye on China: Turkmenistan on Friday opened a gas compressor station it hopes will help boost natural gas supplies to China and elsewhere. Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said this week during a meeting with China’s ambassador that the new pumping […]

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