Archive for the ‘Turkmengas’ Category

‘Mind-boggling’ Methane Emissions From Turkmenistan Revealed

Via The Guardian, a report on the ‘mind-boggling’ methane emissions from Turkmenistan, all of which are linked to oil and gas fields operated by the state-run companies Turkmennebit (Turkmenoil) and Turkmengaz: Methane leaks alone from Turkmenistan’s two main fossil fuel fields caused more global heating in 2022 than the entire carbon emissions of the UK, […]

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Turkmenistan: Hitting The Gas On Finding New Friends

Via Ozy, a look at how Turkmenistan is seeking new friends for its gas economy: The chill of winter is traditionally when Turkmenistan’s ties with China turn warmest. That’s when Beijing’s dependence on the Central Asian nation, its biggest supplier of natural gas, is at its peak. But when Turkmenistan’s struggling economy failed to supply the […]

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Tajikistan Resumes Building Turkmenistan-China Pipeline

Via Eurasianet, a report on the 400km route which will become the fourth strand of the Chinese-Turkmen pipeline network: Work has resumed in Tajikistan on construction work on a natural gas pipeline running from Turkmenistan to China. Deputy Energy and Water Resources Minister Jamshed Shoimzoda said at a press conference on January 30 that funding […]

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Turkmenistan: Market Diversification

Via Bloomberg, a report that Turkmenistan’s willingness to ship natural gas to European partners if they build a pipeline across the Caspian Sea to transport fuel westward.  As the article notes: “…We’ll be happy to work with European partners, should they choose to build a pipeline to our border,” Yagshigeldy Kakaev, director of state-run gas […]

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China’s Second West-East Pipeline Project

From RIA Novosti via Energy Daily, I noticed that The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) will finance the construction of a pipeline across China, to supply Central Asian gas to the country’s south and east. “…The 7,000 km (4,349 mile) pipeline with design capacity of 30 billion cubic meters per year is expected to go […]

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CNPC’s deal with Turkmengas … really a done deal for the first non-Russian route for gas exports out of Central Asia?

Given Turkmenistan’s tendency to “revisit” agreements (especially when other potential customers such as Turkey, Pakistan, Europe, and Russia are also knocking on the door re: buying gas), it may be prudent to wait and see how this deal shakes out, but certainly another good example of China’s (via CNPC) efforts to lock up alternatives to […]

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