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Uzbekistan Resumes Gas Supplies to Tajikistan

Monday 16 April 2012

DUSHANBE (Reuters) – Uzbekistan resumed pumping natural gas to Tajikistan on Monday after signing a contract to end a 15-day stoppage that soured relations between the Central Asian neighbours and threatened disruption to the fragile Tajik economy.

Gas flows to Tajikistan had resumed in accordance with a contract signed on April 11, Uzbek state energy company Uzbekneftegaz said in a statement on its website, www.ung.uz.

A representative of Tajik state company TajikTransGaz said the contract guaranteed the supply of 155 million m³ of Uzbek gas between now and the end of the year at an initial price of $264/1,000 m³.

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