Russia’s Gazprom Secures Long-Term Natural Gas Supply to Kyrgyzstan

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Long-term contracts for natural gas supplies to Kyrgyzstan were signed on June 7 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2024, between Gazprom Export and Gazprom Kyrgyzstan.

The latter is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Russian company, the exclusive importer of natural gas to Kyrgyzstan, and owner of the country’s gas transmission and distribution systems.

In the presence of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Taalaibek Ibraev, Minister of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic, contracts running from 2025 -2040, were also concluded between Gazprom Kyrgyzstan and two of Kyrgyzstan’s largest consumers, Electric Stations and the Bishkekteploenergo municipal heating enterprise.

Additional contracts, again effective from 2025- 2040, were signed by Gazprom and Kazakhstan’s national company QazaqGaz for the transmission of Russian natural gas across Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

During the forum, Alexey Miller and Roman Sklyar, First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, also signed an action plan for the Central Asia – Center IV gas trunk pipeline for the increased transit of Russian natural gas to Uzbekistan.

Russia has been supplying  natural gas to Uzbekistan through Kazakhstan since October 2023.



Times of Central Asia