Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said Uzbekistan should not let any countries other than Russia exploit its gas reserves.
The step-by-step implementation of a long-term programme on developing the oil and gas industry of our country is yielding positive results. Processes are under way to modernize and upgrade all enterprises in this sphere in terms of equipment and technology. In particular, the Kokdumaloq joint venture put into operation its first unit of gas refining facility. A project to build a gas separation facility has been fully implemented in the Fargona oil refinery. It resulted in a considerable increase in production volume.
Uzbekistan plans to hold talks with Russia in December on raising the price of Uzbek natural gas deliveries for 2008, a spokesperson for state oil and gas company Uzbekneftegaz said.
Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov hopes for fruitful cooperation with Uzbekistan in energy, aircraft construction, and extracting and transporting uranium ore.
Russian-Uzbek agreements on cooperation in several areas, in particular, aircraft construction and the oil and gas sector, and on cooperation between the two countries’ customs agencies, were signed today in the presence of Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov.
Uzbekistan is making efforts to keep down the prices of flour and bread in the country, the Uzbek Toshkent Haqiqati newspaper reported on 21 November.
Russian and Uzbekistan will consider the possibility of setting up a joint venture for producing railroad wagons, ITAR-TASS reported quoting Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov said.
Uzbekistan’s 2007/08 cotton crop is forecast at 5.50 million (480-lb) bales, up from a September forecast of 5.32 million bales and 5.36 million bales in the prior growing season, a US Agriculture Department attache in Ankara said on Wednesday.
Russian First Vice-Premier Sergei Ivanov has expressed confidence that Russia will be able to occupy more than 50% of Uzbekistan’s investment market.
Vagit Alekperov, president of OAO Lukoil; Sergei Ivanov, First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government; Rustam Azimov, First Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Uzbekistan; and Nurmukhammad Akhmedov, Chairman of Uzbekneftegaz Management Committee; participated in the official ceremony dedicated to commissioning Khauzak gas field located in Bukhara region, Uzbekistan.