Kyrgyzstan to purchase Turkmen gas
Kyrgyzstan will purchase gas from Turkmenia in the nearest future, Salamat Aitikeev, Director of Kyrgyzgas Company said Friday at a press conference, news agency "24.kg" reported.
In 2-3 years the republic will get Uzbek and Turkmen gas which will be supplied to China through a new gas pipe line. One more pipeline is laid in Kazakhstan from Caspian gas deposits to Central Asia. "At the time there are no alternatives to Uzbek gas in the republic. Nowadays we can not buy gas in Turkmenia as we have to pay for transit to Uzbekistan and the gas will cost us much more expensive," the director said.