Archive for the ‘Turkmenistan’ Category

Lukoil’s Strategic Interests in Turkmenisan

Via Times of Central Asia, a report on Lukoil’s strategic interests in Turkmenistan: President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov on February 5 in Ashgabat received Vagit Alekperov, President of the largest Russian private oil company LUKOIL. During the meeting, Alekperov said that LUKOIL has strategic interests in Turkmenistan, which has significant hydrocarbon reserves, the Russian company […]

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Turkmenistan’s Latest Boondoggle: A New $1.5 Billion City

Via The Diplomat, a report on Turkmenistan’s plans to to build a $1.5-billion city amid spending cuts: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has reportedly allocated $1.5 billion to build a new city; meanwhile, the government has cut social spending and the country’s economy is weakened by low global energy prices.  Berdymukhamedov said in a decree the money […]

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Tajik Claim Of Pipeline Progress Is Welcome News In Turkmenistan

Via Radio Free Europe, a report on the latest status of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline: When it comes to energy pipelines in Central Asia, the news is usually bad — delays or disruptions but rarely anything positive. That’s why the reports this week that Tajikistan was constructing its part of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline was […]

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More TAPI Delays, This Time in Afghanistan

Via The Diplomat, an article on how TAPI’s “progress” remains slow across Afghanistan: Not that the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline needs any more delays, but Afghan officials say laws on land acquisition for the project as it crosses Afghanistan have not been signed, meaning the project’s timeline remains as foggy as ever. According to a TOLO News report, the […]

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Is New Russia-China Gas Pipeline A Threat To Turkmenistan?

Via Eurasia.net, a look at how Russia – with the new Power of Siberia pipeline – is threatening Turkmenistan’s position as China’s largest source of gas: Russia’s mega-project to export its gas to China, the Power of Siberia pipeline, came online December 2. By 2024, the pipeline is expected to deliver 38 billion cubic meters (bcm) annually. […]

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Could Caspian Cooperation Help Solve Turkmenistan’s Economic Problems?

Via Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting, commentary on Turkmenistan: In the last 2-3 years, independent media write regularly about the inflation in Turkmenistan, incessant queues, shortage of basic goods, and strengthened punitive measures against those who are disgruntled. The authorities of the country never comment these statements and still claim Turkmenistan lives in the […]

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