Gazprom coordinates gas transit and supply terms with Uzbekistan
An addendum has been signed to the contract for natural gas transit via Uzbekistan in 2010 between Gazprom and Uztransgaz, as well as the major terms and conditions for Uzbek gas supplies in 2010 between Gazprom and NHC Uzbekneftegaz.
The Agreement on Strategic Cooperation in the gas industry was entered into by NHC Uzbekneftegaz and Gazprom on December 17, 2002. In particular, the Agreement stipulates long-term purchase of Uzbek gas for the period between 2003 and 2012, Gazprom’s participation in natural gas production projects in the Republic of Uzbekistan under the Production Sharing Agreement terms, as well as cooperation in Uzbekistan’s gas transmission infrastructure development and Central Asian gas transmission across the Republic.
On February 5, 2005 Gazprom and Joint-Stock Company Uztransgaz (sub-holding of NHC Uzbekneftegaz) signed the Mid-Term Agreement on natural gas transmission across the Republic of Uzbekistan over 2006 to 2010. The Agreement pursues the objective of transporting Central Asian, primarily Turkmen, natural gas with the use of the Central Asia – Center (CAC) and Bukhara – Urals gas transmission systems running through the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
On January 1, 2009 Gazprom coordinated the terms and conditions for natural gas supply from Uzbekistan for 2009 and signed the addendum to the Uzbek gas supply contract providing for a pricing formula based on the European average gas prices.