31 December 2012

UZBEKISTAN / TAJIKISTAN : Uzbeks Cut All Tajik Nat Gas Supplies.


    In the midst of another harsh winter...Uzbekistan has cut off all nat gas supplies to neighboring Tajikistan.
    The Tajiks have few energy resources...and often suffer electric outages.
    The 2 nations have been negotiating new energy contracts...and a proposed and disputed Tajik hydro power station that the Uzbeks say will threaten their water supplies.
    Uzbekistan has cut off Tajik gas shipments before; the last time was in April...for 2 weeks.