Turkmenistan, Russia discuss gas projects
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan.14 / Trend , H.Hasanov /
Russia, which has recently resumed imports of Turkmen gas, discusses cooperation in the construction of the Caspian gas pipeline and the East-West pipeline with the Turkmen side, said the Turkmen media reports.
The Caspian gas pipeline is planned to be laid from Turkmenistan along the Caspian Sea through Kazakhstan in the direction of Russia. The design capacity is up to 30 billion cubic meters per year.
The second, the East-West project with the length of about 1000 kilometers is designed to connect the Eastern Turkmenistan which is rich in gas fields with the Caspian area, where the Caspian gas pipeline is planned for building.
In addition, opportunities of implementing joint projects on modernization and construction of new gas production and gas processing facilities are being studied. "These new steps in the development of strategic partnership with Russia emphasized the agreements and the documents signed during President Dmitri Medvedev's visit (December 2009) to Ashgabat".
The reports said the gas projects are complemented by the prospects of expanding the partnership in the oil and oil-processing industry, power industry and mechanical engineering. "Such large-scale and long-term plans can be built only with a reliable and responsible partner," said the article.