Russia is discussing a possible “gas alliance” with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to support the three countries and to other energy sources, including China, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak on Tuesday. Buyer’s shipping.
Novak gave no further details on what the gas alliance would involve or what stage the discussions were at.
Kazakh President Kasim-Jomart Tokayev’s spokesman said on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin raised such an idea during a meeting with Tokayev on Monday. He also did not provide any details.
Russia is a major gas exporter, while Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan produce roughly as much as they consume. The two countries are connected by a gas pipeline to Russia, and a separate pipeline passes through both countries on its way to China.
However, these two pipelines mainly carry gas from Turkmenistan, while Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have never reported any transit shipments of Russian gas to China or any other country.