Kazakhstan is exploring the possibility of Russian gas transit to Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan is discussing with Tashkent and Moscow the possibility of transiting Russian gas to Uzbekistan. The negotiations are proceeding in a constructive manner, said on Tuesday, May 16, Minister of Energy of the Republic Almasadam Satkaliyev, reports RIA News.
“Currently, the possibility of transiting Russian gas to Uzbekistan is being discussed, negotiations are underway,” Satkaliyev said on the sidelines of the government.
According to him, the volumes of possible transit are still the subject of negotiations.
In April, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan were moving ahead in discussing a gas union project that would be beneficial to each side. The Kremlin noted that at the first stage the idea of a “triple alliance” provides for the possibility establishing a coordinating mechanism. Later, the government said that Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have a fairly large potential for cooperation in the gas industry, including the supply and processing of fuel. In January on signing with Kazakhstan of the roadmap for work in the gas sector was reported by Gazprom.