11:52 / 07.10.2020

Gazprom completely stops purchasing Uzbek gas

Gazprom has stopped purchasing natural gas from Uzbekistan, Interfax reports based on the company’s data for the first 6 months of 2020.

In 2019, Gazprom purchased 7.6 billion cubic meters of gas in Uzbekistan, in 2018 – 6.7 billion cubic meters and in 2017 – 7.2 billion cubic meters.

In the first half of this year, Gazprom increased its gas purchases in Turkmenistan – from 1.2 billion cubic meters (in the first six months of 2019) to 1.7 billion cubic meters. Purchases in Kazakhstan decreased from 5.4 billion cubic meters to 4.1 billion.

In total for six months, Gazprom’s purchases of gas in Central Asia fell from 9.9 billion cubic meters (January-June 2019) to 5.8 billion cubic meters.