Gazprom to acquire new licenses in Tajikistan
Gazprom’s delegation including Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Valery Gulev, Director General of Gazprom International paid a visit today to Tajikistan.
As part of the visit, a working meeting was held between Alexey Miller and Emomali Rachmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The parties discussed the two-way interaction in the energy sector and approved Gazprom’s exploration activities in Tajikistan. The Company already completed drilling of the Shakhrinav-1p ultra-deep prospecting well and launched testing operations. The meeting also highlighted that the licenses permitting Gazprom to explore hydrocarbons in the Western Shaambary and Sarykamysh areas were extended for a five-year period. Besides, the parties agreed that Gazprom would soon receive licenses for new prospects in Tajikistan.
Alexey Miller and Emomali Rachmon expressed confidence that the cooperation between Gazprom and Tajikistan in the energy sector had a great potential and was particularly important for enhancing the economic ties between the two countries.
Alexey Miller also met with Sherali Gul, Industry and Energy Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan.