Turkmenistan: Seeking New Markets to Check Dependency on China

A boy in traditional Turkmen dress waits for President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov at a ceremony in Shatlyk for the groundbreaking of the East-West gas pipeline in May 2010. Carbon-energy-rich Turkmenistan may soon be relying on China to be its only purchaser of natural gas. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

It has been a chastening few months for gas-rich Turkmenistan. Two long-standing energy buyers have indicated they will stop purchasing the country’s natural gas, potentially leaving Ashgabat dependent on Chinese demand.
 

To read the full story

Chris Rickleton is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Turkmenistan: Seeking New Markets to Check Dependency on China

1 / 1
X
> <