In 2021, China increased natural gas imports to 121.356 million tons, which is 19.9% more than in 2020, writes China Business News Network.
President Berdimuhamedov, speaking at an extended meeting of the country's Cabinet of Ministers on Friday, called the development of the oil and gas industry and innovations in the processing of hydrocarbons the main directions of Turkmenistan's economic growth.
Turkmenistan may increase swap supplies of natural gas to Azerbaijan through Iran, and negotiations on this topic are currently underway between representatives of the relevant departments.
The state concern "Turkmenneft" will receive more than 250 million manats for diversification and expansion of its capacities. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a resolution on lending to the oil concern during a working meeting on Monday.
Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez said that increasing the capacity of the Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP) is on the agenda.
EU countries are interested in increasing natural gas imports through the Southern Gas Corridor (YGC) to prevent further jumps in blue fuel prices in the European market.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held talks with President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, according to the website of the Foreign Ministry of the People's Republic of China.
Turkmenistan increased electricity exports by more than 33% in January 2022 compared to January 2021.
Turkmenistan's oil production plan in January was 100.4%, and its processing was 108.3%.
Afghanistan has reaffirmed its commitment to launching the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project as soon as possible. The construction of the pipeline will provide employment for about 12,000 people in Afghanistan, according to Tolo News, economists in the country.