Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 24

11-June-2007

CASPIAN

US Remains Keen On Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline

Despite a recent tripartite framework agreement signed in Turkmenbashi by Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan in which Moscow secured large, long-term gas supplies from Astana and Ashgabat (MEES, 21 May), the US remains keen to persuade Turkmen President Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov of the benefits of a gas pipeline that would carry Turkmen gas across the Caspian Sea to European markets. Steve...