Russia’s Gazprom plans to resume imports of gas from Turkmenistan at the start of 2019, CEO Alexei Miller said this week, having ceased purchases in January 2016 on poor economics. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Imports suspended in January 2016 on economics Russia-Turkmen gas relations strained since 2014 Turkmenistan considered source of gas for SGC Speaking to Turkmen state television during a visit to Ashgabat, Miller said that Gazprom’s gas supply contract with Turkmenistan was valid until the end of 2018, and that a new agreement would be reached “very soon.” Relations between Turkmengaz and Gazprom worsened over 2014 and 2015 when the two became embroiled in a dispute over payments and supply volumes. In January 2016, Gazprom ceased purchases altogether, claiming they were no longer profitable. Russia was a key market for Turkmen gas over the past decade as […]