Articles by Marat Gurt



Turkmenistan Welcomes U.S. Oil Firms

  • 16 August 10
  • Reuters
Turkmenistan on Friday offered U.S. energy majors their first concessions in the Central Asian state and said it was pursuing a $4.1 billion loan from China to develop a gas field and ship the fuel east.

Turkmenistan Opens Its Doors to Investors

  • 15 November 07
  • Reuters
Global energy policy makers joined the race for Turkmenistan's vast oil and gas reserves Wednesday as two days of intense diplomacy kicked off in the reclusive Caspian nation.

Ashgabat: Gazprom to Raise Turkmen Imports by 50 Bcm

  • 20 April 06
  • Reuters
Gazprom is in talks with Turkmenistan to increase imports of natural gas by two-thirds in the next three years to 50 billion cubic meters, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said.

Kiev Invites Turkmens to Pipeline Consortium

  • 24 March 05
  • Reuters
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko on Wednesday invited Turkmenistan to manage Kiev's gas transit pipelines to Europe amid tensions over the price of Turkmen gas.

Niyazov Pitches $1Bln Gas Line to Russia

  • 14 April 03
  • Reuters
Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov, who clinched a vital gas export deal with Russia on Thursday, proposed Saturday to build an export pipeline to ease natural gas sales to Russia and Ukraine.

Turkmenistan Accuses Russia of Role in Shooting

  • 27 November 02
  • Reuters
Turkmenistan on Tuesday accused Russia of protecting the plotters of an assassination attempt on Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov.

Itera Invited to Join Trans-Afghan Pipe Project

  • 29 May 02
  • Reuters
Turkmenistan has invited Moscow-based international gas trader Itera to take part in a proposed $2 billion project to export Turkmen natural gas to Pakistan across Afghanistan, Itera said Tuesday.

Caspian War of Words Heats Up

  • 31 July 01
  • Reuters
Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan are still caught up in ownership disputes over the oil-rich Caspian Sea.

Caspian Contracts Offered

  • 02 April 01
  • Reuters
Turkmenistan is preparing to sign contracts worth $10 billion with firms from Europe and the United States to develop oil and gas fields in the Caspian, a minister said Friday.

Turkmen President Sees Election in 2010

  • 16 February 01
  • Reuters
Turkmenistan's President Saparmurat Niyazov has said he plans to hold a presidential election in 2010, although he was made the central Asian state's president for life two years ago.

After-shock in Turkmenistan

  • 07 December 00
  • Reuters
Fresh tremors rocked Turkmenistan on Thursday, a day after the Central Asian state was hit by a powerful earthquake but officials said it caused no casualties or significant damage.

Turkmenistan Stifles U.S. Gas Plans

Dispute Delays Caspian Pipe

Turkmenistan Issues Visa Rule for CIS

Turkmen, Russian Gas Talks Hit Snag

Turkmenistan Plans Oil Tender