Turkmenistan president sacks oil minister

Bayramgeldy Nedirov replaced by Turkmengaz executive

Turkmenistan?s President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has sacked Bayramgeldy Nedirov, citing poor performance. GETTY IMAGES
Turkmenistan?s President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has sacked Bayramgeldy Nedirov, citing poor performance. GETTY IMAGES

Turkmenistan’s President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has sacked oil and gas minister Bayramgeldy Nedirov after four years in the job citing Nedirov’s poor performance.

According to a Reuters report, Berdymukhamedov to ok to the airwaves of Turkmenistan state television to denounce Nedirov’s record and laud his successor, former Turkmengaz deputy head Kakageldy Abdullaev.

The country is has proved gas reserves estimated at 2.3 trillion cubic feet, and is host to Petrofac at the development of the South Yoloten gas field and Dragon Oil, the London-listed independent majority owned by Dubai’s Enoc, which drills for oil in the Cheleken Contract Area in the Caspian Sea.

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