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Posted: January 19, 2014 at 4:08 a.m.

Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan, said his government will begin charging citizens for gas in an effort to encourage people to consume energy more efficiently in the Central Asian nation, where gas, electricity and water have been free since 1993.

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