Role of RE to Boost Gas Export from Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan has considerable primary energy resources, particularly fossil fuel. The proven reserves for natural gas are estimated at about 1.8 trillion cubic meters (Tcm or about 65 Tcf) as of Jan 2016 Energy Information Agency (EIA) estimates. The total undiscovered resources are estimated to be substantially larger.
Natural Gas is the Main Source of Primary Energy. Natural gas in Uzbekistan accounts for 82 percent of total primary energy supply followed by oil, hydro, and coal. The country produced just over 61.5 billion cu meters (BCM) of natural gas with 42.6 BCM was for domestic consumption and 18.9 BCM was exported according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2016.