Kyrgyzstan increases gas imports from Russia

Kyrgyzstan Materials 17 February 2023 16:57 (UTC +04:00)
Alyona Pavlenko
Alyona Pavlenko
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 17. Kyrgyzstan imported natural gas from Russia worth $55.7 million in 2022, Trend reports via the State Statistical Committee of Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan increased gas imports from Russia by more than 10 percent last year, compared to 2021 ($50.3 million).

In 2022, Kyrgyzstan also imported natural gas from Uzbekistan. The value of Uzbekistan’s export of natural gas to the country amounted to $6.5 million in 2022, over $6.4 million in 2021.

In total, Kyrgyzstan imported natural gas for $62.2 million in 2022. It is by 6 percent more than in 2021 ($58.6 million).

Kyrgyzstan has one of the lowest gas tariffs in the CIS and the world. The country receives natural gas at a reduced purchase price of $150 per 1,000 cubic meters to the border within the framework of an intergovernmental agreement between Russia and Kyrgyzstan.

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries are currently actively working on development of the common gas market, and Kyrgyzstan expressed hope that the process of development of the gas market in the EAEU will wrap up by 2025.