Tajikistan

Gazprom will get new licenses in Tajikistan

The Gazprom delegation represented by the Chairman of Management Board, A. Miller and the CEO of Gazprom International, V. Gulyayev has visited Tajikistan today. During the visit, Mr. Miller has held a working meeting with the President of Tajikistan, E. Rakhmon.
The sides discussed bilateral cooperation in the energy sphere. In particular, they positively evaluate the work of Gazprom in geological exploration in Tajikistan. By now Gazprom has completed the drilling of super-deep prospecting and evaluation well at Shakhrinav-1p and began its testing. Besides from that, they stated that validity of the licenses for hydrocarbons prospecting and exploration by Gazprom was prolonged by 5 years. The sides agreed that in near time Gazprom will be granted the licenses for new perspective sites in Tajikistan.

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Why China is interested in oil and gas sectors of Central Asian countries

This interest became noticeable in the mid 90s of last century. Since that time, the region's importance in China's energy, as well as in the economic policy, is steadily growing.
Thus, in the middle and late 90's the designated activity of China and Chinese companies in the oil and gas industry of the economies of Central Asian countries focused solely on Kazakhstan, but at the beginning of the XXI century the interest of Beijing began to gradually spread to other states in the region. Today the main focus of China is focused on the oil and gas industry of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. But the Chinese presence in the oil and gas industries of other countries of Central Asia is connected with not only its energy needs, but also with the objective to promote other (economic and political ) interests in these countries and the region as a whole.
 

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Tethys Petroleum began exploration drilling in Western Kazakhstan

Tethys Petroleum Limited began AKD08 Doto exploration well drilling, with depth of 3,500 m located in south-west to the Doris production well and in the north of the Dion oil deposit in Western Kazakhstan. The Doto structure has 22 million barrels of perspective  oil reserves in the horizons of the Cretaceous period, and the Upper Jurassic period. The Triassic period has not passed through the independent estimation as yet. However the company thinks that the structure is perspective. The well will be drilled with the use of ZJ70 Telesto drilling machine in the Low Cretaceous

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Afghanistan discusses possibilities of gas supply with Tajikistan

The Minister of Finance of Afganistan Omar Zahelval has met with the Minister of Energy and Industry of Tajikistan Gul Sherali and they considered possibilities of Afghan gas supplies from the Jowzjan province to Tajikistan.

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In 2013, Gazprom to invest $15 million into development of gas structure in Tajikistan

In 2013, Russia will invest $15 million into geological exploration of the perspective gas structure Shakhrinav in south-western Tajikistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin reported.
“Gazprom supplies 40% of the oil products, consumed in Tajikistan. Today the company carries out geological exploration at a perspective structure. In 2013, the financing of this project will make up $15 million,” – Putin said to journalists by results of negotiations with Tajik President, Emomali Rakhmon.

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The size of financing of the geological exploration at “Shakhrinav” to make up $15 million in 2013, V.Putin

The financing of the project on geological exploration at the deposit “Shakhrinav” will make up $15 million in 2013, the president of Russia V.Putin said after the negotiations with the head of Tajikistan E.Rakhmon.

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Tajikistan dramatically decreases export of aluminium

The fall of aluminium prices at world markets has become the reason of the significant decrease of this metal's production in Tajikistan and its export, statistics, published by different authorities of the state’s economic block, report.
According to the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development of Tajikistan, in the first six months of the current year the production of primary aluminium in the state decreased by 18.73% as compared with the same period of the last year to 117.60 thousand tons.

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Tajikistan, joined the WTO, lifts the ban to export coal

Tajikistan has lifted the ban on the export of coal, imposed two years ago, the Head of the country’s Ministry of Economic Development Sharif Rakhimzoda reported to journalists on Tuesday.
“Some statutory regulations were automatically repealed when Tajikistan joined the WTO, in particular, a decree on thet ban on the export of coal. The cancellation of the hard fuel export limits won’t influence the domestic coal market,” – he said.

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Tajikistan gas lost hope about achievement of agreement about gas contract with Uzbekistan

Tajikistan gas has lost hope about the achievement of an agreement about the  gas contract with Uzbekistan, and rely upon gas production of own deposits now. The director of Tajikgas distribution company, S. Sharofiddinov says that the Tajik side has sent official letters to the Uzbek side several times within 6 months, including at the governmental level, but none of them were answered. In his opinion, the point of Uzbek gas supplies to Tajikistan won’t be solved this year .

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Does Tajikistan really have large deposits of oil and gas?

The active search for hydrocarbons has begun in Tajikistan. Three foreign companies: Gazprom, CNPC and Total became firmly established at the market. The DW decided to find out what they can calculate on.
 
Tajikistan is living in conditions of an extreme gas shortage for more than half a year. From January 1st, neighboring Uzbekistan cut supplies of blue fuel to the country. As a result, dozens of large Tajik enterprises suspended their work. A difficult situation arose at an only export-oriented factory – the aluminum company Talko.
 
But Tajikistan hopes for its own hydrocarbon production in the future. Arrival of two large companies from China and France to the market and geological exploration, held by the Russian Gazprom add the optimism . These surveys should put an end to debates about the presence or absence of gas and oil in the Tajik territory.

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