Oil output peaked back in 1963 from small fields in the
eastern Fergana valley on the border with Uzbekistan. There is no
potential for additional fields to stem decline.
Some minor new gas production is possible as foreign investment helps
the country better develop its infrastructure.
Kyrgystzan imports small amounts of oil and larger
quantities of gas from Russia. Consumption and imports of oil are
expected to increase steadily although slower than they have done since
2001. Consumption of gas fell in 2003 but is forecast to rise slowly
over the next decade.