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RUSSIA - CHINA - IRAN
Russia, China and Iran to forge a new energy axis this year
The Iran-Turkmenistan gas pipeline is inaugurated on 6 January. More are expected to link Russia, Iran and China through Central Asia. Europe appears to be losing the race for Caspian Sea and Central Asian oil and gas; it might end up dependent on Moscow for supplies.
10/08/2009 IRAN – TURKMENISTAN
More Turkmen gas for Iran, less for Europe
Turkmenistan plans to sell Iran 14 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year. Iran is willing to pay market prices. The two countries have recently shown to share common goals, for example over the Caspian Sea’s mineral riches.
23/10/2010 TURKMENISTAN- RUSSIA-CHINA-
Turkmenistan seeks new markets for its gas
Russian President Medvedev on a visit to Ashgabat, signs a deal to buy 11 billion cubic meters of gas, but before Moscow bought 40 bcm. The country wants to sell energy, its main resource, and looks to Iran and China. Problems with the European market and India.
14/05/2007 RUSSIA – CENTRAL ASIA
Putin tightens control over Central Asian energy
Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan agree to build new pipelines to carry Turkmen gas through Russia. European hopes for a pipeline under the Caspian Sea are dashed. Turkmen president tries to be reassuring saying that he is studying other routes as well. For experts, China is Russia’s main rival in the area.
25/04/2007 RUSSIA – TURKMENISTAN
Oil and gas at the centre of Turkmen president’s visit to Moscow
Russia and the United States are vying for access to Turkmenistan’s rich energy resources. Once again Putin puts forward proposal to build pipeline that runs across Russian territory, but Berdymukhamedov makes no commitment. His decisions will play a key role in world energy politics.
07/09/2006 RUSSIA TURKMENISTAN
Turkmenistan raises gas prices by 50 per cent, Russia pays
Russian energy giant Gazprom accepts to pay US$ 100 for 1,000 cubic metres of gas, up from 65. Moscow is vying for monopoly control over energy, looking eastward.
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