Dec 19, 2008

Turkmenistan & Bulgaria talk gas, gas, gas...

Turkmenistan has signed a deal with Bulgaria to supply that country with 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually. Now we're talking, right? Things are good. Everyone is getting off the Russian juice.

Not so much.

The Turkmens don't have any way to transport the stuff. So, rather than pay Tibetan Sherpas to carry each cubic meter of gas in a balloon shaped like Berdimuhamedov's head, they're just going to pay the Russians to do it for them. Thus, increasing Russian control of European supply gas deliveries and reminding everyone that the Iran Sanctions Act wants to eat their children.

So much for the balloon idea.


Ern said...

1. We have been neglecting Turkmenistan. Good work.

2. AWESOME pic.

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Yeah, we can only go so long.

L. Julius Maximus said...

Sorry for shameful self-promotion, but I have two pieces about Turkmenistan:

Bringing haute culture to masses

Mission to enlighten Turkmenistan

Anonymous said...

Don't be haters! Turkmenistan is not only the Government with failing decisions, but also the Turkmen Nation!

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