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|

Iran “doesn’t agree” with getting only 13% share of Caspian Sea

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour. July 15, 2016 Iran “doesn’t agree” with getting only 13 percent share of the Caspian Sea, Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour said, Fars news agency reported July 15. He didn’t mention any specific figure, but said that 13 percent share is [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

Turkmenistan, Iran Seek Closer Ties As Antidote To Isolation

July 6, 2016 Turkmenistan finds itself isolated of its own volition, Iran through international sanctions. Over the last month, the two countries, which share a 922-kilometer border, have engaged in a flurry of diplomatic and economic activity that should boost bilateral relations. In late June, Turkmenistan concluded a deal to import $2.5 billion worth of [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|Turkmenistan|

Iran doubles Turkmen gas imports in 2015

June 24, 2016 Iran increased gas imports from Turkmenistan by 104 percent to above 9 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2015 year-to-year, said OPEC’s Annual Statistical Bulletin. Iran’s gas import from Turkmenistan was 4.422 bcm in 2014. Tehran produced 257.623 bcm of raw gas in 2015, about 5 percent more than the previous year, of [...]

By |June 24th, 2016|Turkmenistan|

Iran-Turkmenistan daily truck traffic to soar

May 9, 2016 Iran's Road minister has voiced Tehran’s readiness to provide grounds for promotion of daily truck traffic between Iran and Turkmenistan. Speaking at a meeting in Tehran with Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Raşit Öwezgeldiýewiç Meredow, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhundi welcomed the idea of forming a joint marketing working group between [...]

By |May 9th, 2016|Turkmenistan|

Iran, Turkmenistan must boost anti-terror fight: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov (L) meet in Tehran on May 7, 2016. May 7, 2016 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Turkmenistan need to strengthen cooperation in a bid to help establish regional peace and stability and fight terrorism, extremism and drugs trafficking. “The Islamic [...]

By |May 7th, 2016|Turkmenistan|

Is Turkmenistan Losing Iran As A Gas Customer?

  August 14, 2014 It appears Turkmenistan is about to lose its second-best customer for natural gas, Iran. Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on August 11 that his country no longer needed gas from Turkmenistan. Zanganeh went so far as to say, "Iran is importing Turkmen gas just because it is important to [...]

By |August 14th, 2014|Turkmenistan|