Chevron Challenged by Human Rights Activists to "Do Good" in Turkmenistan
After a promising offer for bids a month ago, nothing more has been heard from the Turkmen government or Chevron on the prospects for American oil companies to gain permission to drill on the Caspian Sea shelf. It's not clear where Ashgabat will fit Americans after their dominant partnerships with China, Iran, and now Afghanistan, Pakistan and India in the TAPI pipeline. It's likely that President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov will want to have some kind of cooperation with Western companies as part of his "multi-vector" foreign policy and desire to diversify routes to world markets for his country's considerable gas reserves.
To read the full story