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Turkmenistan may supply Bukhara Oil Refinery with crude oil
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Uzbekneftegaz held talks with Petronas Çаrigali Turkmenistan, a subsidiary of the Malaysian Petronas in Turkmenistan, Spot reports with reference to the company’s press service.

The delegation of Petronas Çаrigali arrived in Uzbekistan on a working visit. At the meeting, the parties considered the implementation of the agreements reached earlier, as well as issues of expanding cooperation.

In particular, the prospects for cooperation between the Turkmen company and the Bukhara Oil Refinery were discussed. Particular attention was paid to the possibility of a long-term partnership for the supply of crude oil to the refinery.

Following the meeting, Uzbekneftegaz and Petronas Çаrigali reached an agreement on the joint preparation of a program to import Turkmen oil to Uzbekistan for 2023.

In December 2022, the PA head Sardor Umurzakov instructed to coordinate the expansion of foreign supplies of electricity, gas, oil products, fuel oil and coal. Importing resources will be an important step in solving energy problems, he noted.

Uzbekistan agreed to increase the supply of electricity from Turkmenistan by 3 million kWh, and gas – by 20 million cubic meters per day. Part of the electricity generated at local thermal power plants from Turkmen blue fuel was received by Kyrgyzstan.

On January 12, the pumping of gas from Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan was suspended due to traffic jams in pipelines at the Galkynysh field. Deliveries resumed on 21 January.

On January 23, PM Abdulla Aripov ordered the Ministry of Energy to review issues related to the import of gas, coal, fuel oil and electricity. The head of government instructed to negotiate with alternative energy suppliers.

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