Uzbekistan to halt natural gas sales to Tajikistan – Central Asia Online

Posted: January 26, 2013 in Confrontation, Economy and Resources, Environment, Geography, Politics

TASHKENT – Uzbekistan will soon stop delivering natural gas to Tajikistan, the National Information Agency of Tajikistan (Khovar) reported December 24.

Uztransgaz sent notification to Tochiktransgaz, the Tajik gas supplier, saying deliveries would stop December 31, according to Khovar. However, Tajik Energy and Industry Minister Gul Sherali December 25 told parliament that Uzbekistan would cut off gas starting December 26, CA-News.org reported.

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan haven’t signed a contract yet concerning gas sales in 2013, he said.

Uzbekistan is Tajikistan’s only supplier of natural gas, Lenta.ru reported December 25.

via Uzbekistan to halt natural gas sales to Tajikistan – Central Asia Online.

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