Gazprom Acquires Kirghiz Gas Network

Politics ♦ Published: July 29, 2013; 16:39 ♦ (Vindobona)

In return for a symbolic purchase price, the Kirghiz natural gas network is taken over completely by Gazprom. The Russian energy giant intends to invest billions of rubel in infrastructure.

Gazprom Acquires Kirghiz Gas Network / Picture: © Gazprom

The state-owned Russian energy company Gazprom will take over the Krighiz gas network. A symbolic price of one dollar was paid, according to government circles. Gazprom plans on investing billions of rubel to improve the infrastructure and secure the gas supply in the future. During the last winter the gas supply for the country, with around 5.5 million citizens, was repeatedly…