Archive for the ‘Turkmenistan’ Category

Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road

Via The Diplomat, commentary on why Central Asian countries are betting on the BRI for long-term benefits, despite the apparent risks: The transfer of Hambantota deep-water port in Sri Lanka to China through 2116 set off alarm bells across Asia. Those already warning that China’s ambitious infrastructure development project, the Belt Road Initiative (BRI), was […]

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Turkmenistan’s Economy – Half Empty or Half Full?

Via The Times of Central Asia, a report on Turkmenistan: Although official statistics reports economic growth, the economy of Turkmenistan is experiencing a severe crisis, with the population suffering from periodic shortages of some staple food products. We are republishing this article on the issue, written by John C. K. Daly, originally published by The Jamestown […]

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Settling Caspian Issues and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor

Via The Diplomat, an article on Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan’s aims to diversify their energy export markets: The recent announcement that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on June 21 approving the a draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea appears to generate new possibilities for Central Asian energy producers. The lack, to […]

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Turkmenistan’s Natural Gas Dilemma

Via Oil Daily, an article on Turkmenistan’s hydrocarbon future: Amid much (obligatory) fanfare, Turkmenistan has intensified its spin campaign on TAPI, the long-delayed pipe dream of President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov which is supposed to supply Afghanistan, Pakistan and India with Turkmen natural gas. Turkmenistan claims it is on the brink of securing the $8 billion it […]

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Turkmenistan Seeking Investment For Galkynysh Field To Support TAPI Ambitions

Via AzerNews, a report on Turkmenistan and TAPI: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to attract foreign investments for the Galkynysh gas field in order to implement the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. “The head of state also ordered to intensify the work on attracting foreign investments for the construction of the Galkynysh gas field, where […]

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TAPI’ng Out: Iran Ready To Swap Turkmenistan Gas For Delivery To Pakistan

Via The Times of Central Asia, a report on Iran’s skepticism about TAPI: Iran’s deputy petroleum minister expressed doubts about the probability of completion of Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) gas pipeline and said his country is ready to swap Turkmenistan’s gas destined for Pakistan, Iran’s IRNA news agency reported on April 29. Hamidreza Araqi said that Iran is the […]

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