On 30 December 2014, after an eight-month pause, supplies of natural gas to the south of Kyrgyzstan were resumed, as stated in the Gazprom press release.
This became possible through an arrangement concluded between Gazprom and Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company for 2015, providing for an annual supply of up to 100 million cubic meters of natural gas to southern regions of the country.
On 10 April 2014, Gazprom and OAO Kyrgyzgaz signed a sale-and-purchase agreement for a 100 per cent share in the authorised capital of OsOO KyrgyzgazProm (renamed OOO Gazprom Kyrgyzstan), being a 100 per cent subsidiary of Kyrgyzgaz.
Gazprom Kyrgyzstan is an exclusive importer of natural gas to Kyrgyzstan and the owner of the Republic's gas transportation and distribution systems.
Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company is a vertically integrated oil and gas company specialising in gas exploration, production, transportation and marketing.
In 2003, Gazprom and the government of Kyrgyzstan signed a cooperation agreement applicable to the gas industry for a period of 25 years providing, in particular, for the development of hydrocarbon fields in the Republic; the reconstruction, construction and operation of main gas pipelines and other infrastructural objects of the national gas complex; as well as gas transportation and supply during the implementation of joint projects. Gazprom International, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Gazprom, was appointed the authorised company for implementing these projects.