Nahili Samurai

TAPI – how soon do we need it?

August 31, 2010
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We have Russian, Iranian and Chinese pipelines. Unfortunately Nabucco is still not in the list.

Fortunately all three of API (Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) are in good terms with us. Moreover, Pakistan and India are still hungry for natural gas and Afghanistan can make transit money. If you ask me, we should sell, and we should sell SOONER.

The global trend is towards shale and renewable; wind, solar and hydro. All big fish predict slow transition, but I predict a fast transition. Renewable will grow exponentially like Google and soon suffocate the classic Yahoo/traditional energy.

Another new player is LNG, it’s becoming as liquid and as easy to sell as oil crude. Very soon it will be cheaper to buy spot-price LNG than build multi-billion pipelines. As we don’t have an exit to the world oceans (except the Volga-Don channel), it will be difficult for Turkmenistan to enter the LNG waters.

If you ask me, build the pipeline sooner…


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*127# of Ramadhan

August 18, 2010
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MTS, the Russian MobileTeleSystems has introduced a free service in Turkmenistan, whereby one can easily check the fast/break fast time for today/tomorrow. I sincerely thank MTS for this move. Just dial *127# on your mobile in Turkmenistan.

While we can see now the penetration of marketing into normal traditional life, it’s still not enough for me. I want to see more and more. When Ramadhan will be celebrated as widely as New Year or 8th March, I will be more or less satisfied.

Way to go!