Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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International Gas in Central Asia: Turkmenistan, Iran, Russia and Afghanistan

Working Paper

Author
Martha Olcott

Issued by
Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Working Paper #28, May 2004


This paper explores the reasons why Turkmenistan has found it so difficult to market its natural gas. It looks at the relative roles played by geopolitical factors, the economics of transport and sale of gas, and how these affected the routes Turkmenistan currently uses, as well as the projects that were put on hold.