Azerbaijan likely to supply China with gas
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.15 / Trend /
Kazakhstan offered Azerbaijan to take part in the project on gas transportation to China through the Kazakhstan-China pipeline, President of SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan), Rovnag Abdullayev, said on Sept.15.
According to Abdullayev, recently he met with President of the Kazakh National Company KazMunayGaz, Kairgeldy Kabyldin, who suggested SOCAR to join this project.
Construction of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline was launched in July, 2009. The completion of the construction and the start of gas deliveries are scheduled for June 2010. Initial capacity will be 4.5 billion cubic meters per year. The volume of gas pumping will be increased in the subsequent stages due to the commencement of the pipeline's second line and construction of seven compressor stations. The maximum volume of gas deliveries will amount to 40 billion cubic meters per year by late 2013. Some 30 billion cubic meters per year will fell on China and 10 billion cubic meters per year on Kazakhstan.
KazStroyService joint stock company of Kazakhstan and the China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering cooperation (CPPE) are involved the construction.
The project on the Kazakhstan-China (AGP) gas pipeline is part of the Central Asia (CAGP) gas pipeline project, which is a specialized system for transporting natural gas through the three countries: from fields in Turkmenistan to China via Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
The Kazakhstan-China (AGP) gas pipeline is a system consisting of two parallel pipelines with a diameter of 1,067 mm and length of 1,304.5 kilometers. The Kazakh section of the pipeline originates from the Uzbek-Kazakh border and extends further to 650 km to east through Kazakhstan and ends at the Kazakh-Chinese border in the Horgos area.