By: Hannah Longstreet


Natural Resources are minerals or substances like, forests, water, and fertile land that occurs in nature and can be used for economic growth.

Central and Southwest Asia has many natural rescoures. The main resource is oil. A few others are gas, water, coal, and iron. Asia is going through a sustainable development stage. What that means is Asia is trying to meet the needs of the people, but not so much that they reduce their natural resources in other words sustain them. In 2011 Kazakhstan made 90 billion dollars in oil and gas exports.


Natural Gas is a gas found benaths earth's surface that can be burned for fuel.

Central and Southwest Asia produces 15 billion cubic meters per year! The natural gas in Cantrell Asia is primarily in Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Qatar, and Oman. China controls 20% of Kazakhstan's gas. Kazakhstan is the biggest producer for gas/ fuel in Central and Southwest Asia. The GDP Per Capita depends on the production of gas and how much gets sold.

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy is energy produced by steam or hot water deep inside the earth.

How Geothermal Energy works is during the winter the geothermal system absorbs the heat form inside the earth and that is what heats your houses in the winter. Geothermal Energy relates to Central and Southwest Asia because the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) has mobilized over $235 million in geothermal energy, only for developing countries. Geothermal Energy will really help Central Asia because increases of electricity will grow the economy and create more jobs.


Hydroelectric is relating to or donating the generation of electricity using flowing water.

Hydorelectric works like this, the hydropower plants capture energy of falling water to generate electricity. There are 38 known dams in Central Asia. The dams play a big part in being able to produce hydroelectric energy because they don't have any other source of hydroelectric energy. The dams also help irrigation and water supply for Asia.