Uzbekistan energy markets outlook 2016 - dwindling gas supplies and a market in search of alternatives
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan has retained much of its Soviet era inefficient infrastructure . It is also home to roughly 85% of Central Asia's population and energy tariffs are relatively low. Consequently, Uzbekistan is one of the most energy intensive markets in the world today. As indigenous gas production, Uzbekistan's main energy source, continues to decline the country will increasingly look to diversify the fuel mix at home in order to maintain exports, particularly to China.