Turkmenistan says Russia, once a major customer, stops buying its natural gas

January 4, 2016 2:15 PM

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ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan – Turkmenistan says that Russia, once a major customer for natural gas, has decided to not buy any from Turkmenistan this year.

A statement from state company Turkmengaz on Monday said the decision by Russia's state-owned monopoly, Gazprom, was based on changes in the international gas market and unspecified "economic and financial questions."

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