Archive for the ‘Turkmenistan’ Category

Foreign Investment In Turkmenistan’s Petroleum Sector

Via Eurasia.net, commentary on Turkmenistan: State newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan this week divulged some interesting and closely guarded information about the level of foreign investment into the nation’s energy sector.  According to an article published on August 14, Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas has invested at least $11 billion. China’s CNPC has invested more than $8 billion in the past […]

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Another Gas Discovery In Turkmenistan

Via Caspian News, a report on another significant gas find in Turkmenistan: The state-owned subsurface exploration company Turkmengeologiya made another gas discovery in the Caspian region, hitting an onshore reservoir in Turkmenistan, which contains the world’s fifth largest proved natural gas reserves. Specialists from Turkmengeologiya report an industrial gas inflow at a depth of about […]

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China, Russia May Vie For Turkmenistan’s Gas

Via Radio Free Asia, an article on the potential tussle over Turkmenistan’s natural gas: After years of inaction, Russia has resumed natural gas imports from Turkmenistan, raising the prospect of competitive pressure for one of China’s main sources of supply. On April 15, monopoly Gazprom and the Turkmengaz state company confirmed the restart of flows […]

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China’s Plan For Railway To Uzbekistan Is Transforming Central Asian Geopolitics

Via The Times of Central Asia, an interesting look at the impact that China’s planned railway to Uzbekistan is having upon Central Asia: China is competing with Russia for greater influence on Central Asia countries, using infrastructure and transport investment and projects to achieve that goal. We are republishing the following article on the issue, written by […]

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Another Turkmen Pipe Mystery

Via Radio Free Europe, an interesting article on Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan has been purchasing a lot of pipeline segments for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural-gas pipeline project lately. Which is interesting, because the head of the TAPI Pipeline Company said in February 2018 that the Turkmen section, which runs more than 200 kilometers, was completed. But in […]

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Turkmenistan Branded a ‘Dangerous and Unstable’ Place to do Business

Via International Policy Digest, an article on Turkmenistan: In recent years, Turkmenistan has received little media coverage, either in the mainstream media or in business journalism. It remains, though, a highly closed society, does not operate or allow a free press and independent and reliable news is scarce. The Turkmen government is aggressively seeking foreign […]

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