Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are not interested in the transit of Russian gas to China

One of the main topics at the meeting in the Kremlin of the leaders of the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan on November 28 was the coordination of actions for the transit of Russian gas to China through the pipelines of the Central Asian republics. However, no agreements were reached.

The leadership of Uzbekistan, represented by Deputy Prime Minister Zhurabek Mirzamakhmudov, refused to create a gas coalition with Russia's participation. According to the official, gas imports to the republic will be carried out solely on the basis of national interests without transferring networks to other operators.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan also opposed the creation of a coalition. He stressed that his country would not be a tool for Russia to circumvent the Western sanctions imposed on it. At the same time, a deficit of blue fuel is predicted in the republics by 2025. Turkey also played its role in the refusal of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to create a gas coalition.

Ankara is interested in creating its own gas hub and corresponding exchange infrastructure. The implementation of the joint project of Moscow and the republics of Central Asia would prevent the Turks from forming their own gas center in the region.

Compliance with sanctions against Russia by Astana and Tashkent will make the republics dependent on Western suppliers. But the possible strengthening of Russia's position in the region in the event of a gas coalition is causing concern among the authorities of the former Soviet republics and unwillingness to cooperate in the energy sector.

At the same time, China's demand for Russian gas is growing. To ensure the required volume of fuel imports, Power of Siberia alone is not enough. The Central Asian gas pipelines could increase the volume of supplies, but so far no agreements have been reached.
  • Used photos: kremlin.ru
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  1. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 12 December 2022 12: 39
    Here are interesting people - the main thing is to write, and it doesn’t matter if it’s nonsense or not.
    Also, Russia is not interested in the transit of Kazakh and Uzbek gas. BUT nobody writes about it!
  2. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 12 December 2022 12: 55
    Why the needless suffering.
    Is Nordic Stream not enough for you?
    If China needs gas, it will turn both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan into a ram's horn.
    And lay the pipe himself.
    1. In passing Offline In passing
      In passing (Galina Rožkova) 12 December 2022 13: 02
      Need it yesterday.
    2. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 12 December 2022 13: 05
      Quote: prior
      And lay the pipe himself.

      The pipeline from Turkmenistan through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan was laid back in 2009.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 December 2022 14: 06
    Capitalism in the yard.
    If you want transit, pay.
    Apparently they didn't want to pay that much.
  4. guest Offline guest
    guest 12 December 2022 14: 44
    Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are not interested in the transit of Russian gas to China

    And well, the example of Ukraine clearly showed the consequences of transit through all sorts of pseudo-countries.
  5. rish Offline rish
    rish (Rish) 13 December 2022 01: 04
    The news of 2020 and not much that has changed ...

    China refused to finance the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, which cost Russia 1,1 trillion rubles. After its launch in January 2020, Beijing politely accepted 1,57 billion cubic meters instead of the agreed 5 billion and stopped deliveries as unnecessary. There was no place for Russian gas in the Chinese market due to pipeline supplies from Central Asia, cheap LNG from Australia, Qatar and the United States, as well as growing domestic production. But Russia is obsessed with building Power of Siberia 2 to China via Mongolia. Probably, the whole thing is in the pipe business, which has been mastered by the gas monopoly and people friendly to the first person.
  6. Shuev Offline Shuev
    Shuev (Shuisky) 18 December 2022 20: 40
    Quote from rish
    The news of 2020 and not much that has changed ...

    The news of 2003 and not much, what has changed ... 20 years later