(REDORBIT) - Turkmenistan, due to its rich fuel and energy resources, has every chance of joining the ranks of the world's most developed countries, says a report broadcast by Turkmen TV on 28 July. "At present, Turkmen natural gas and crude oil as well as petrochemicals obtained from them are sold to developed countries for hard currency," said a 10-minute feature report accompanied by pictures of unspecified oil and gas facilities.
"Turkmen natural gas, due to its high quality, is less harmful for the environment and for people's health. It is also valued for its cleanness and high energy potential," the report said.
"At present, Turkmen natural gas and crude oil as well as petrochemicals obtained from them are sold to developed countries for hard currency. They are exported via pipelines to Russia and eastern Europe as well as to the Islamic Republic of Iran," the report said.
Apart from oil, gas and petrochemicals, Turkmenistan also exports electricity, which is "in high demand in neighboring and other countries," it added, reports Trend.