The strangely boring visit of Iran’s president to Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan's Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov (left) and Iran's Hassan Rohani in happier times. (AFP) By Bruce Pannier March 31, 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rohani visited Turkmenistan on March 27-28 to meet with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov. It was the first time the two leaders of the neighboring countries had met since the two governments had a [...]

By |March 31st, 2018|Turkmenistan|

Turkmenistan border guards kill 2 Iranian fishermen

Iranian fishermen welcome the beginning of the fishing season on the shores of the Caspian Sea.. (MNA) March 22, 2018 Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency has reported that Turkmenistan border guards opened fire, killing two Iranian fishermen and detaining another two for trespassing. Wednesday's report says the incident happened on Tuesday night when [...]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Turkmenistan|

Iran prioritizes NE Tous project after cut in Turkmen gas

January 12, 2017 Iran has prioritized development of Tous gas field, the second upstream gas project after Khangiran in the country’s north-eastern part. The decision comes 10 days after Turkmenistan cut gas flow to Iran. Astan Quds Razavi Holding would develop Tous field, Mohammad Mam Beigi, the managing director of East Oil & Gas Production [...]

By |January 12th, 2017|Turkmenistan|

Iran turns to arbitration for ruling on gas dispute with Turkmenistan

Hasheminezhad gas treatment plant in northeastern Iran from which gas supplies imported from Turkmenistan are pumped into the country’s northern provinces. (Shana) January 7, 2017 The National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said that it would take the gas dispute with Turkmenistan to an international arbitration, Tehran Times daily reported on Saturday. Last week, [...]

By |January 7th, 2017|Turkmenistan|

Iran to file suit against Turkmenistan with int’l courts

Flag Of Turkmenistan January 4, 2017 National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has announced that it will bring a suit against Turkmenistan with the international courts following the interference of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry in a gas dispute between Iran and a Turkmen company.  The meddling was clearly against the bilateral gas deal, under [...]

By |January 4th, 2017|Turkmenistan|

Turkmen halt of Iran gas exports over disputed debt

Hasheminezhad gas treatment plant in northeastern Iran from which gas supplies imported from Turkmenistan are pumped into the country’s northern provinces. (Shana) January 2, 2017 Iran has described as “illogical” a move on Sunday by Turkmenistan to halt gas supplies to the country as a result of a row over outstanding debts. Turkmenistan’s [...]

By |January 2nd, 2017|Turkmenistan|

Turkmenistan signs last-minute gas deal with Iran

December 31, 2016 Turkmenistan has managed to avert the loss of one of its only two buyers of natural gas with some desperate, last-gasp negotiations. Iran’s Mehr news agency reported on December 30 that Turkmenistan has signed a new gas deal despite demands from Ashgabat for Tehran to pay $1.8 billion in alleged unpaid arrears [...]

By |December 31st, 2016|Turkmenistan|

Iran aiming triple power trade with Turkmenistan

November 13, 2016 A new power grid is being developed by Iran which will increase power trade with Turkmenistan to threefold, said Iran’s Deputy Minister of Energy Hushang Falahatian. One of Iran’s highest priority plans is to increase its power trade with neighbors, especially the countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus, he told Mehr [...]

By |November 13th, 2016|Turkmenistan|

Iran, Turkmenistan negotiating gas swap

September 25, 2016 Iran is negotiating with Turkmenistan for gas swap, Alireza Kameli, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Export Company, said. Talks are underway for transfer of Turkmen gas to Turkey through Iran, Kameli said, Mehr news agency reported Sept. 21. He did not unveil further details. Iran currently exports 32 million cubic [...]

By |September 25th, 2016|Turkmenistan|

Iran extinguishes fire spreading from Turkmenistan

August 20, 2016 Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – Director General of North Khorassan Province's Crisis Management Hassan Azimi said that fire of Turkmenistan's pastures which had spread to a border region has been extinguished. 'The fire was extinguished with the help of people, border guards, natural resources department and governor's management,' Azimi told IRNA. He [...]

By |August 21st, 2016|Turkmenistan|