Archive for the ‘Turkmenistan’ Category

Central Asia: Ready For A New Energy Crisis?

Via Diplomatic Courier, a report on Central Asia where much of the region appears to be teetering on the brink of another energy crisis, with major energy producing countries experiencing electricity and fuel shortages: Despite being rich in natural resources—including oil and natural gas—and investing millions of dollars in energy and power grid, last winter […]

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Iraq To Receive Gas from Turkmenistan

Via Al Monitor, a report on a recent agreement between Iraq and Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan agreed on Thursday to export gas to Iraq, a move that could boost the Iraqi energy sector and lessen the country’s dependence on Iran. The Iraqi Oil Ministry’s undersecretary for gas affairs, Ezzat Saber, said Iraq reached a preliminary agreement on importing gas […]

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Turkmenistan: Eurasia’s Transport Hub?

Via Modern Diplomacy, a look at Turkmenistan’s potential as Eurasia’s transportation hub: In May 2023, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan has announced the country’s readiness to launch an international transit corridor to Iran, Iraq and Turkey as part of the major East-West international transport corridor (ITC). According to the Turkmen leader, Turkmenistan, with its favorable […]

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Turkmenistan Signals Major Change In Energy-Export Stance

Via Eurasianet, a report on Ashgabat’s shifting position which opens the way for expansion of natural gas supplies to Europe: A big shift is brewing for Caspian Basin energy exports. In a diplomatic about-face, Turkmenistan has signaled its readiness to develop a Trans-Caspian pipeline that potentially could increase natural gas deliveries to the European Union.  […]

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The Central Asia Squeeze: What Does China Want In Central Asia?

Courtesy of The Wire China, commentary on China’s Central Asian ambitions: Illustration by Carlo Giambarresi Xi Jinping spoke slowly and carefully as he addressed the inaugural China-Central Asia Summit in May. With the flags of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan draped neatly behind him, China’s paramount leader described the need to “renew our millennia-old friendship […]

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Energy Politics and Turkmenistan

Via Modern Diplomacy, a report on Turkmenistan: With vast energy resources, Turkmenistan is a strategically located nation in Central Asia. The natural gas industry is Turkmenistan’s principal source of hydrocarbons; the country has the fourth-largest natural gas reserves in the world, and hydrocarbon exports make up more than 25% of its gross domestic product (GDP). […]

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