The oil and gas sector plays an important role in the development of Turkmenistan's economy. The products produced by the enterprises of the fuel and energy complex occupy a significant share in the country's exports.
Since the beginning of 2018 exported nearly 820 thousand tons of gasoline, more than 1.1 million tons of diesel fuel, 62.4 thousand tons of polypropylene produced at Turkmenbashi and Seydi refineries.
In addition, large quantities of petroleum coke, aviation and technical kerosene, liquefied gas, vacuum gas oil, basic technical oils, petroleum bitumen and fuel oil have been sold through the state commodity exchange of Turkmenistan.
The buyer countries: Russia, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Germany, Afghanistan, Singapore, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, UK, Netherlands, Turkey, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Panama, Malta etc.
According to the Union of importers of petroleum products of Georgia, Turkmenistan is among the three leaders in the export of gasoline and diesel fuel to this country. From January to October, 137.7 thousand tons of Turkmen fuel were delivered, which is almost 17 percent of the total Georgian imports of petroleum products. We should add that in 2017, 149 thousand tons of diesel fuel were imported from Turkmenistan to Georgia, our country was in second place in terms of supply volumes.
Since September, polypropylene and polyethylene produced by the new polymer plants in Kiyanly have been sold through GTSB. Among buyers of this production-representatives of business circles of Russia, Turkey, the UAE.
The press service of the company "SOCAR Trading "(Azerbaijan) spread the message that in mid-November their new oil refinery" STAR", built in Turkey, received the first batch of Turkmen oil.
In General, from January to September, 4 million tons of oil were exported from Turkmenistan through the neighboring country. This was stated by the Minister of economy of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev at a press conference on transport opportunities of Azerbaijan held on November 23.