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India presents gas options to Turkmenistan

NEW DELHI, May 26 (UPI) -- Natural gas from Turkmenistan could flow to northern Iran and swapped for gas through an undersea pipeline, New Delhi said during talks with Turkmen officials.

New Delhi lauds 'goodwill visit' on TAPI

NEW DELHI, May 25 (UPI) -- The Turkmen president viewed talks in New Delhi on a natural gas pipeline through Afghanistan as a boost to bilateral ties, officials in India said.

Ashgabat orders start for TAPI pipeline

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, May 24 (UPI) -- The government in Turkmenistan is instructed to carry out construction and design for a natural gas pipeline to India, the Turkmen president said.

Ashgabat awaits Ahmadinejad for pipeline

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad scheduled a Wednesday trip to Turkmenistan to inaugurate a section of natural gas pipeline, the Turkmen government said.

India, Turkmenistan talk TAPI pipeline

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A delegation from New Delhi met officials from the Turkmen government to discuss the terms of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline.

Berdimuhamedov touts natural gas potential

KENDERLY, Kazakhstan, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Turkmenistan has a vibrant future ahead for its role in the regional gas sector as its role expands in several pipeline projects, officials say.

Berdimuhamedov in Sofia on gas talks

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived in Sofia to meet with government officials to discuss energy cooperation and the Nabucco gas pipeline.

Ashgabat lobbies for role in Nabucco

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will lobby for a role in the Nabucco pipeline for Europe during his official visits to Sofia and Ankara.

Berdimuhamedov talks Nabucco

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- An official visit to Bulgaria and Turkey this week by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will focus on the planned Nabucco gas pipeline for Europe.

Ashgabat invites Uzbek leader to pipeline

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov invited his counterpart in Uzbekistan to attend the inauguration of a transnational gas pipeline to China.

Turkmen gas for Britain

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Exports of natural gas to Britain and other European markets are in line with national diversification efforts, the president of Turkmenistan said.

Caspian row threatens Nabucco

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, July 28 (UPI) -- A dispute between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan over hydrocarbon fields in the Caspian Sea poses fresh challenges to the Nabucco gas pipeline for Europe.

Ashgabat, Baku spar over Caspian reserves

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, July 27 (UPI) -- Turkmenistan has ordered top-ranking legal teams to investigate claims by Azerbaijan over the rights to oil and gas fields in the Caspian Sea.

Gazprom delegation in Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, June 16 (UPI) -- Officials from Russian energy monopoly Gazprom left for Turkmenistan to discuss energy relations over the next year.

Pipeline explosion reveals Turkmenistan-Gazprom rift

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- In the intense international competition for Caspian hydrocarbons that developed after the 1991 collapse of communism, Western interest focused initially on Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. Turkmenistan was regarded largely as a closed market because of the mercurial policies of its president for life, "Turkmenbashi" or "father of the Turkmen," Saparmurat Niyazov. Then as now, Gazprom took the lion's share of Turkmen gas, but a recent mysterious explosion has revealed significant rifts between Turkmenistan and its largest foreign customer.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Ashgabat lobbies for pipeline diversity

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, April 13 (UPI) -- Planned expansions to the regional energy transit sector provide members of the Commonwealth of Independent States with an economic boost, Ashgabat said.

Russia, Turkmenistan put off gas agreement

MOSCOW, March 26 (UPI) -- Russia and Turkmenistan postponed signing agreements on a $1 billion natural gas pipeline during a meeting on Moscow on bilateral relations.

Turkmenistan, Europe plan Nabucco talks

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Nabucco gas pipeline to Europe is at the top of the agenda for a Feb. 13 meeting in Turkmenistan by the president of the European Council.
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