Turkmenistan hiking gas production despite falling pipeline exports to China

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Gas-rich Turkmenistan has signed a contract with United Arab Emirates-based Turkmen Petroleum Products Trading DMCC for work on 30 wells designed to boost production in the Dauletabad gas field, according to Central Asian news media. It remains unclear both how much additional gas that this might produce and where it would go, as China is negotiating smaller central Asian volumes in favour of cheaper LNG and domestic production.

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Photo: The Darvaza (Derweze) gas crater, also known as the ‘Gates of Hell’, in Turkmenistan (credit Shutterstock)

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