President: Kazakhstan needs Russian gas

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

Russia will supply gas to the northern regions of Kazakhstan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"We will now supply gas not only to Uzbekistan, but also to Kazakhstan. Northern Kazakhstan needs our energy resources," Putin said.

According to the Russian leader, there are plenty of areas in Kazakhstan that are gasping for gas supply, even though the country itself has gas reserves.

Putin noted that it would be easier and cheaper to receive gas from Russia than to build new routes there that will cost billions of dollars.

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