Tajikistan

Primary aluminium production fell twice in Tajikistan in H1

The primary aluminium production fell by 54 thousand tons in Tajikistan in H1 2014. The Minister of Industry and New Technologies, Sh. Bobozoda said. From the beginning of 2014 the aluminium production at “Talko” aluminium company made up more than 60 thousand tons, by almost twice less than in H1 2013.
In H1 2013, 115 thousand tons of aluminium were produced. The output of this metal fell due to a number of reasons, including the objective ones. It is connected with the clay supplies and exports of goods. Mr. Bobozoda said that a working group to work out the program on the improvement of the aluminium company’s activity was founded.

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Coal mining in Tajikistan increases by almost twice

In, coal mining in Tajikistan increased by almost twice as compared with the same period in 2013.
As the press centre of the Tajik Ministry of Industry and New Technologies reported, in the first six months of this year, the coal production amounted to 300 thousand tons that is by 130 thousand tons more than in the same period in 2013.
The Ministry of Industry stressed that recently miners increased the daily production of coal from 3.5 thousand tons to 4.5 thousand tons.

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Gazprom plans to obtain license for Naftmaidon field in Tajikistan

Gazprom plans to obtain a license for work at the Naftmaidon field, which is located in the north of Tajikistan.
A subsoil user must have the appropriate license to carry out works at any site in Tajikistan. Gazprom hasn’t had such license for a while, but considers the possibility to obtain it.The prospects of the Naftmaidon field may be assessed only after its special study.
Gazprom is presented by Gazprom International in Tajikistan. This is a specialized enterprise of Gazprom on the implementation of projects in prospecting, geological exploration and production of hydrocarbons abroad.
The company plans to build a refinery or a gas processing plant in the territory of Tajikistan.
But, according to specialists, effectiveness of such enterprise creation in Tajikistan depends on results of the geological exploration and production of oil and gas in this country.

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Kazakhstan becomes the major transiter of Turkmen gas to China

Turkmen gas exports to Russia stably reduces. Since the date of the launch from the gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to China via Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Russia gradually loses its leading position of Turkmen gas importer and transiter. However the income of Turkmenistan continues growing.
After collapse of the USSR, most of the representatives of the Turkmen political and economic elite left the state for Russia, the Ukraine or abroad the CIS. All that remained in Turkmenistan was the previously constructed oil and gas infrastructure and the pipeline system that includes the largest pipeline Central Asia – Center. They did not arise the point of cessation of Turkmen gas supplies to Russia then.

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Tajik Talco depends on its neighbors

Today, Tajik unitary enterprise Talco is going through difficult times in its history. According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan, in the first six months of 2014, the company produced 36 thousand tons of primary aluminium. In the same period in 2013, about 60 thousand tons was produced. Thus, the reduction in the production made up was almost 40%. This is connected with the fall in world prices for aluminium.
This production decline may be not noticeable in developed countries, which economy is capable of  coping with external negative factors. However, the primary aluminium production plays a significant role in the structure of GDP in Tajikistan. Additionally, more than 30 companies work in related industries that depend on Talco. Talco creates twelve thousand jobs. Tajikistan has not so many of such companies, and even a short-term decline in the production, not to mention the production suspension, promises a big loss to the state's economy.

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CNPC announced the amount of investment in the development of the gas field in southern Turkmenistan.

CNPC has invested $ 4 billion in the commercial development of the gas-rich contractual territory Bagtyyarlyk in southern Turkmenistan.
As G. Berdymukhamedov stated, currently the Turkmen-Chinese cooperation in the oil and gas industry is developing dynamically and deeply.
Previously, the Turkmen media reported that work on the field Bagtyyarlyk - a raw source of supplies of Turkmen gas to China – are conducted from June 2008, in accordance with the Production Sharing Agreement signed with the State Agency for Management and Use of Hydrocarbon Resources under the President of Turkmenistan.
CNPC manages exploration and production of raw materials in the field and has also built two gas-cleaning companies.

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Turkmenistan is going to build new branch of gas pipeline to China via Tajikistan

Turkmenistan is going to build a new branch of the gas pipeline to China via Tajikistan, the President of Turkmenistan, G. Berdymukhamedov said today after the meeting with the President of Tajikistan, E. Rakhmon. Mr. Berdymukhamedov says that construction of the new branch for the gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to China that will be laid via Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan is an almost solved situation. Turkmenistan is going to diversify supplies of its hydrocarbon resources.

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Tajikistan increases LNG imports

Tajikistan increases LNG imports to 67,705 tons (+17,752 tons) for $41.838 million, the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the state reports. The agency claims that fuel imports will increase every year proportionally to car imports. Now a half of cars in the Tajikistan use liquefied hydrocarbon fuel. A ton of the fuel delivered to the customs board of Tajikistan was $618 in average last year, and remained nearly unchanged. Kazakhstan shares 91% in the supplies, Russia shares 6.6%, and Turkmenistan shares 2.4%.
 
Translated by Nadezhda Poltoratskaya

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Tajikistan and Chinese company sign agreement on construction of large refinery

The Tajikistan government and the Chinese company Haley have signed agreement on the construction and launch of oil-processing enterprise in free economic area of Dangara it was announced on Thursday.
The free economic area of Dangara is located in the Dangara region of Tajikistan.
This agreement was signed by head of State Committee of Investments Kodiri Qosim and general director of Haley, Guo Zhensyan the day before.
According to a source, the first stage of the project's implementation provides for the processing of up to 500 thousand tons of oil per year.

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China and Tajikistan to construct a gas pipeline of transit of Turkmen gas to China

CNPC and Tajiktransgas have signed an agreement on creation of a joint venture for the construction and operation of a gas pipeline that creates the conditions for the construction of the fourth branch of the gas pipeline for the transportation of Turkmen natural gas to China, the Xinhua transmits.
The agreement on construction of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline’s fourth branch was signed by the governments of China, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in September of 2013. The new branch – the D one – is planned to be constructed on route of Turkmenistan- Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan-China.
The new gas pipeline will enable to increase the annual gas transpiration by 25 billion cubic meters. The agreement on it was achieved by the governments of China and Turkmenistan in 2011.

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