Dutch energy companies negotiate in Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 18 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Ashgabat is hosting talks between Dutch oil and gas companies and the Turkmen fuel energy complex today.
Several meetings were already held with Turkmen Fuel and Energy Vice Prime Minister Baimuradov Hojamuhamedov. Meetings are also planned with the heads of Turkmenneft, Turkmenchemistry, Turkmenneftegazstroy.
The Netherlands declared its readiness to offer Turkmenistan its experience and technologies in hydrocarbonexploration, production, refining and transportation.
British-Dutch Shell has showed a special interest in Turkmenistan. This oil and gas company even prepared a feasibility study for a project to build a gas pipeline to Turkey and Europe through the Caspian Sea and Iran.
Turkmenistan ranks fourth for natural gas reserves in the world after Russia, Iran and Qatar.
Turkmen representatives said Ashgabat recently hosted an international scientific conference on the environmental aspects of pipelines through the Caspian Sea. This became another important step in Turkmenistan implementing the Nabucco project.
Meetings are also with the Foreign Ministry, Trade and Foreign Economic Relations Ministry, and Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.