Moscow cites environmental pretexts to hinder Trans-Caspian Pipeline

'The double standards are obvious,' said one Turkmen official.

New EU grant aims to strengthen water and energy security in Central Asia

An ever-growing demand for water due to economic development, population growth, and climate change, presents significant challenges to the region's economic expansion.

Russia preys on Turkmenistan, exacts huge gas concessions

The Kremlin waited until Turkmenistan was in a financial bind to press for gas sales at only a fraction of what the country once sold its only viable export.

Kazakhstan eyes gasoline exports to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan, which now has the ability to meet domestic demand, will soon start exporting between 500,000 and 650,000 tonnes per year.

European bank helps modernise Uzbek power plant

The investment will address a major issue for the region: the provision of uninterrupted and sustainable power supply to support economic growth and to improve the well-being of the population.

100MW solar plant to boost Kazakhstan's renewable power generation

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Green Climate Fund are backing the largest solar plant built at one time in Central Asia.

Tajikistan's Rogun Dam to end power shortages, provide export opportunities

The $3.9 billion project is expected to transform the Tajik economy and warm relations with neighbouring countries such as Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Russia's self-serving energy deals in Central Asia reek of exploitation

Russia's claims of shared interests in Central Asian energy deals rings hollow when it comes to the strategic gas industry, observers say.

Uzbekistan to see dividends from joint project with ExxonMobil

The US-based company will provide and install equipment to produce base oils in Fergana Province under an agreement with Uzbek joint-stock company Uzbekneftegaz.

Rural Kyrgyz villages get connected with solar energy project

The Kyrgyz government and the Asian Development Bank are working to install solar power systems in remote areas of the country.

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