Gas has been produced from the Amu Daria basin
(productive in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan) since 1974. Although only
limited volumes were recovered through the 1990s, as a result of the
unrest in the country, it is forecast that new gas production will begin
to come onstream in 2010 with volumes increasing steadily over the next
decade but of course this depends on a stabilisation of the political
The country now produces no oil although it has produced oil from the
northwest region in the past and modest volumes of oil, NGLs and perhaps
condensates may be expected in the near term.
consumes small quantities of imported oil and all of its indigenous gas
production. After a relatively significant big jump in oil consumption
in 2003, after the last war, oil consumption should increase further
until high prices once again stem demand.
Gas consumption will increase after 2010 when the country develops new
infrastructure to consume gas from its newly developed fields. Gas
exports could eventually begin into the Pakistani, Turkmen or Iranian
gas networks but this is unlikley within a decade.