Archive for the ‘Turkmenistan’ Category

Turkmenistan: Gradually Opening To The World Via Belt & Road Trade

Via Silk Road Briefing, an article on Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan in most regards has been closed off to the world. However, due to its need to see infrastructure and energy projects move ahead, the country is beginning to become more accessible, on a gradual, step by step basis. Curiously, it is the much-maligned Chinese Belt & […]

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Has the Trans-Caspian Pipeline’s Time Finally Arrived?

Via The National Interest, an article on the Trans-Caspian Pipeline which is intended to transport Central Asia’s vast natural gas resources to European energy markets via the Southern Gas Corridor: Since the United States first suggested the project in 1996, construction of the undersea Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP) has remained on the agenda without completion. TCP […]

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Turkmenistan Says China Gas Pipeline Debt Paid Off

Via Oil Gas Daily, a report that Turkmenistan says its debt to China for its gas pipeline has been paid in full: Turkmenistan’s autocrat leader said that his country’s debts to China for a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline and another gas project had been paid off “in full”, state media reported Saturday. China has invested billions in […]

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Pakistan Looking For Huge Increases In Central Asian Trade

Via Silk Road Briefing, a report on Pakistan’s ambition of significant increases in Central Asian trade: Pakistan is looking to increase trade with neighboring Afghanistan and other countries in Central Asia, as it looks to diversify commerce beyond the top global players, the nation’s trade adviser has stated. Abdul Razak Dawood, the commerce adviser to Prime Minister […]

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On Tap(i): Turkmenistan Seeks Path To Revive Key Gas Pipeline To India

Via Upstream Online, a report on Turkmenistan’s recent agreements with Afghanistan to avoid potential attacks on pipeline builders after holding previous meeting with Taliban: Authorities in Turkmenistan are breathing new life into a gas export pipeline project that went cold last year as countries in the region battled the coronavirus pandemic. The TAPI project aims to […]

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Iran’s Pivot To Central Asia

Via the Jamestown Foundation, an article on Iran’s renewed focus on Central Asia: High-ranking officials from Iran and Tajikistan made a total of three visits to Dushanbe and Tehran, respectively, in less than two months, a significant sign that after years of frosty relations, diplomatic ties are finally improving (Khovar, February 23, March 29, April 5). Even more […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.