Tag: Central Asia

  • US-China: The Great Decoupling

    By: Michal Meidan

    Markets have been watching with bated breath the ups and downs in bilateral negotiations between the US and China as the two sides seek to resolve a tariff tit-for-tat that has escalated into a trade war. But what many observers may have failed to notice is that the negotiating process has also laid bare a […]

  • Central Asian and Caspian Gas Production and the Constraints on Export

    By: Simon Pirani

    There has been a great deal of discussion about the Central Asian and Caspian region’s potential to produce and export gas, and about projects designed to establish new pipeline routes, e.g. to Europe and South Asia. The discovery of the South Yolotan (Galkynysh) field in Turkmenistan, now confirmed as one of the world’s largest, has […]

  • The Pricing Debate over Russian Gas Exports to China

    By: James Henderson

    The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies has recently published a paper which concludes that agreement between Russia and China for pipeline gas exports may not be reached this year or even in 2012. The paper by James Henderson suggests that the Chinese have developed other gas import options from Central Asia, Myanmar and a range […]

  • Kazakhstan’s gas: export markets and export routes

    The geographic proximity of Kazakhstan to Russia, China, Central Asia and the Caspian region makes this oil and gas-producing country an important player in energy exports from the CIS.  The method with which Kazakhstan – the second largest oil and gas producer in the former USSR after Russia – chooses to develop its gas resources […]

  • The Georgia-Russia standoff and the future of Caspian and Central Asian energy supplies

    The latest military conflict between Georgia and Russia over the autonomous region of South Ossetia is likely to have a serious impact on export routes for the Caspian and Central Asian hydrocarbons and as a result on the existing European and Chinese plans of diversification of oil and gas supplies. The new energy game in […]