Turkmen state-run media outlets continue to ignore the resuming of gas supplies to Russia

On 19 April the President of Turkmenistan held a video conference with Deputy Prime Ministers.

Among other reports, Deputy Chairperson of the Cabinet of Ministers overseeing fuel and energy complex Myratgeldi Meredovmade a progress report to the head of the state. The state information agency TDH reports that following the report President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov charged the Deputy Prime Minister with a range of tasks to implement investment projects and attract additional investments into the oil and gas area. Moreover, the President briefed on development of Uzynda gas field in the Caspian Sea, which will allow to unlock the considerable potential of the domestic oil and gas sector.

Let us recall that in late March President Berdymukhammedov gave the right to develop Uzynda gas field to Russia-based company ARETI after meeting with its CEO Igor Makarov.

Meanwhile, neither Deputy Prime Minister Meredov nor President Berdymukhammedov raised the issue of resuming Turkmen gas supplies to Russia.

Sources of Chronicles of Turkmenistan in oil and gas reported on resuming gas exports from Turkmenistan to Russia on 15 April. Later the web-based newspaper of Turkmenistan's oil and gas complex and a few pro-governmental Turkmen online news outlets covered this topic. The information was also confirmed by a Gazprom official.

State-run media outlets and television did not mention about resumed gas supplies.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan