Uzbekistan intends to nearly double the gas price for Tajikistan
"Uztransgas (Uzbekistan) will up gas price for Tajikistan to $180 as of January 1, 2008," Tajikgaz General Director Fathiddin Muhsiddinov was quoted as saying on December 19. "We are doing what we can to lower the price, but Uztransgas insists on signing the contract before December 24."
"The price Uztransgaz insists on is too much. It may foment a rise of inflation because prices will nearly double," Muhsiddinov said.
Tajikistan intends to up the bulk of gas purchases from Uztransgaz, its only supplier, from 650 to 950 million cubic meters in 2008.