Global energy is undergoing tectonic shifts.
Strong US oil and gas production has moved the locus of supply westward, while advanced efficiency and alternative energy have curbed demand across the developed world. The decades-old energy interdependency between Russia and Europe has soured. Moscow, rattled by a one-two punch of low oil prices and Western sanctions, now looks eastward for new customers and partnerships. China’s economy continues to be among the most energy hungry, despite its recent economic slowdown.
Caught quite literally in the middle of it all is Central Asia.
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Source Credits: Cristina Maza in The Christian Science Monitor