According to the gas strategy for the period up to 2035, Gazprom intends to increase gas imports from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan over the next 15 years. Thus, it is planned to buy about 5.5 billion cubic meters of Turkmen gas and about 8 billion cubic meters of Uzbek gas annually.
In 2019, Russia imported "blue fuel" from such countries as Turkmenistan (4 billion cubic meters), Kazakhstan (14.2 billion cubic meters) and Uzbekistan (7.7 billion cubic meters). In the future, Gazprom's supplies of Kazakh gas will be reduced - this year Russia will import 13.1 billion cubic meters, and in subsequent years - about 12.3 billion cubic meters.
In total, imports of gas produced on the territory of the Central Asian region to the Russian Federation reached 26 billion cubic meters last year.
At the same time, Gazprom exported 179.3 billion cubic meters of gas abroad in 2020, which is 10% less than in the predecessor year. At the same time, the Strategy emphasizes that export volumes after 2025 are difficult to predict due to uncertainties.
Today, Turkmenistan is one of the world's top four natural gas reserves, second only to Russia, Iran and Qatar. The country is the leader in the volume of gas exported to China by pipeline. А Commissioning of a new gas compressor stationand at the Malay field will make such supplies stable.