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The Scramble for Natural Resources in Central Asia

19 January 2012

http://www.moneymorning.com.au of 1/19/2012 - "...Uzbekistan has significant natural gas reserves, about 0.8% of the world's total - about the same amount as Libya - and sizeable gold, copper, lead and uranium reserves. It's also the most populous 'Stan', with 26 million people. That's more than enough to get less resource-rich nations envious. But geologists believe there is a lot more commodity wealth yet to be discovered in the Stans. Dr David Robson, chief executive of Tethys Petroleum, a small London-listed firm operating in central Asia, believes the region's Soviet past has left some areas underexplored. "We have just made a find in Tajikistan. In Soviet times Tajikistan was a rural part of the economy and not thought of as a source of oil and gas, but we believe it has similar geological traits to other hydrocarbon-rich parts of the region."  Full article is here.