Kyrgyz Premier Sees Gas Network Sale to Gazprom by End of March

The Moscow Times
Tuesday 12th March, 2013

by the end of this month, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Zhantoro Satybaldiyev said Tuesday. Kyrgyzstan, a Central Asian nation of 5.5 million, is keen to modernize its decrepit Soviet-era network of natural gas pipelines and ensure stable supplies of the fuel from neighbors Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The two ethnically Turkic nations cut gas supplies to Kyrgyzstan for a few weeks during harsh winter frosts last December due to its failure to pay the mounting gas bills. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said in December that Gazprom had wanted to buy 100 percent of Kyrgyz state gas firm Kyrgyzgas….

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