Archive for the ‘Uzbekistan’ Category

ACWA Power, PowerChina Break Ground on Green Hydrogen Plant in Uzbekistan

Via Ariana News Afghanistan, a report on the first green hydrogen plant in Central Asia: Saudi-listed ACWA Power and Chinese state-owned PowerChina have broken ground on the first green hydrogen plant in Central Asia, the companies said. The plant, in Uzbekistan, will produce 3,000 metric tons per year of green hydrogen and will be powered by […]

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Central Asia’s Great Energy Paradox

Via The Diplomat, a look at why Central Asia – an energy rich region – has such frequent power and heating failures: It is a puzzling question: why do the energy-rich Central Asian states experience frequent energy crises? The answer points to a trap, a ticking bomb that every winter threatens to explode into an […]

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Central Asian Gas Pipelilne

Via South China Morning Post, an illustrated look at the Central Asian gas pipeline: US$7.3 BILLION PIPELINE Four lines are needed to feed China’s growing appetite The Central Asia–China Gas Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline system developed as an extension of an earlier pipeline begun by the Soviets when a huge natural gas deposit […]

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Turkey’s Pivot to Central Asia

Via Geopolitical Futures, an article on Turkey’s renewed focus on Central Asia: Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Central Asia twice. He first went to Uzbekistan to attend a summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization and then to Kazakhstan to participate in the 10th anniversary summit of the Organization of Turkic States. The […]

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China Urges Progress on Central Asia Railway

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on a Central Asia railway project that features a Belt and Road link to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan which has been delayed by cost debate: Chinese Premier Li Qiang called for accelerated cooperation on a planned international railway linking China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan during a visit to the Kyrgyz capital of […]

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Who Will Actually Benefit From the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railroad?

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at who will actually benefit from the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railroad: China’s Premier Li Qiang is visiting Kyrgyzstan later this month to discuss the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan (CKU) railway, a sign that the project, which has been discussed for decades, may finally be realized.  Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions on Russia […]

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