Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, March 7
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
Turkmenistan's Ahal province has started to receive natural gas transported via the recently commissioned East-West gas pipeline, said a message from Turkmenistan's Oil and Gas Ministry.
The pipeline's length is 733 kilometers, while its capacity is 30 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Meanwhile, the construction of the Shatlyk compressor station is underway.
The natural gas, transported via the East-West gas pipeline, will be considered as a source for the gasoline production enterprise that is now under construction and for the agricultural fertilizer plants, and will be delivered to gas turbine power plants in the Ahal province.
Turkmenistan's Oil and Gas Ministry has said that by uniting all large gas fields in one system, the East-West gas pipeline also creates conditions for exporting Turkmen fuel to world markets in any direction.
Earlier, it was reported that the export of energy resources to Europe is one of the priorities of Turkmenistan's energy strategy.
Turkmenistan ranks fourth in the world in terms of its natural gas reserve volumes. Currently, the country exports gas to Chinese and Iranian markets. Russia suspended the purchase of Turkmen gas in 2016.