Iran provides the shortest and cheapest route for construction of railway lines from Central Asian states and Russia to the Persian Gulf, Minister of Road and Transportation Mohammad Rahmati noted on Sunday.
The Uzbek government wants to raise the price of its gas exported to Russia, to factor in the weakness of the dollar and rises in oil and gas prices, an official from the government oil and gas company Uzbekneftegaz told Agence France-Presse.
Russian First Vice-Premier Sergei Ivanov has hailed Lukoil’s environmental policy at the Khauzak gas bloc in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara region.
A four-party agreement to expand the Central Asia - Center (CAC) gas pipeline will be signed by the end of this year, Shavkat Mazhitov, first deputy chairman of Uzbekistan’s national oil and gas company Uzbekneftegaz, told reporters.
Uzbekistan produced 876,357 tonnes of cotton fiber in January-October 2007 or 3.7% less year-on-year, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.
Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov says problems which arise within the Uzbek-Russian economic cooperation need to be resolved efficiently. In his opinion, the mechanism of the Uzbek-Russian intergovernmental commission "allows us to do this", Itar Tass reported
Russian pipeline constructor, Stroytransgaz, and Uzbek state oil and gas operator, Uzbekneftegaz, have signed a preliminary agreement for the joint construction of a liquefied gas production unit worth US$220 million.
Economic forum "Russia and Uzbekistan: Strategic Partnership" was held on 28 November within the frame of the "Russia and Uzbekistan: Strategic Partnership" Russian National Exhibition. Among the participants of the forum were the representatives of ministries, agencies and business communities of both countries.