MAPLECROFT RISK BRIEFING: Will convention on Caspian unlock oil and gas exploration scope?

Camilla Hagelund of Verisk Maplecroft March 16, 2018

It is plausible to think hydrocarbon resources might be opened up by a border deal between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan but the Iranians would have plenty to say about that.

Polimeks stops building Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi highway amid Turkmen budget woes

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2018

Bodyguards of Turkish construction company’s CEO reportedly exchanged blows with Turkmen security officials who tried to prevent him from leaving the country, which has been plunged into an economic crisis by low oil prices.

Turkmen banks suspend operations of locally issued Visa cards amid sparse hard currency

Kanat Shaku in Almaty February 28, 2018

Transactions barred both inside and outside the country with money transfers restricted to parents sending sums to children studying abroad.

Taliban pledge protection as construction starts on Afghan part of TAPI pipeline

bne IntelliNews February 26, 2018

Success of project could clear way for eventual corridor of road, rail and communications networks linking Central and South Asia.

The Turkmen gas pipeline to Europe that will never be

Kanat Shaku in Almaty February 15, 2018

The trans-Caspian gas pipeline would allow European countries to cut their dependence on Russian gas, but with the legal status of the Caspian sea still unresolved the chances of it ever being built are very slim.