Uzbekistan halts gas supplies to Tajikistan
Reporting by Roman Kozhevnikov; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Louise Ireland
DUSHANBE, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Uzbekistan has halted natural gas supplies to neighboring Tajikistan due to an $18-million debt, leaving all Tajik households without gas, a source at the Tajik state gas company said on Wednesday.
"Households have been switched off completely," the source said. "(Aluminum producer) TALCO and (cement maker) Tajikcement are receiving gas from local deposits."
The source said