Sept 2014: Tajikistan will become an energy supplier to China after construction began on the Tajikistan section of the China-Central Asia gas pipeline to be completed in 2016. The 1,000 km Line D will have a delivery capacity of 30 bcm per year.
Jan 2014: Somon Oil (subsidiary of MNP Petroleum) has commenced operations on its Western licence, covering the Zapadnyi contract area, and on its Northwestern licence, covering the Severo-Zapadnyi contract area. Both lie in the Fergana Basin in the Sugd region of northern Tajikistan. Kayrakkum B will be the first well drilled in the third quarter of 2014.
Nov 2013: Edgo Energy has signed a PSA for licence areas Surkhsimo and Qarordon. The 2 areas are located close to the Tajikistan – Afghanistan border and overlie the Tajik hydrocarbon basin. In 2011 Edgo completed a seismic survey on the Surkhsimo license. The Qarordon license area has produced gas and is connected by pipeline to Dushanbe.
Jun 2013: CNPC and Total have finalized an agreement with Tethys Petroleum to develop oil and especially gas assets in Tajikistan. Tethys first announced plans to bring in partners for the Bokhtar contract in October 2012. CNPC and Total will each take a one-third stake in Bokhtar. CNPC is considering investing in a new gas pipeline from Tajikistan to western China.