KazTransGaz repairs Okarem–Beyneu gas pipeline
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 23 / Trend A.Yusifzade /
JSC Intergas Central Asia continues to repair the damaged section of the Okarem-Beyneu gas pipeline in the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan, which had technical problems on Wednesday night, the head of the JSC Department for exploitation gas transmission system, Muhatay Shanbatayev, told Trend. The company is a member of the group of companies JSC "KazTransGaz (a subsidiary of KazMunaiGas").
"The reconstruction work is underway," Shanbatayev said.
KazTransGas reported that a failure was recorded on the 819th kilometer of the Okarem-Beyneu gas pipeline at 01:30 (local time) on Sept. 22.
The natural gas supply to subscribers in the Mangistau region and the Aktau city was not stopped.
The pipeline has been under repair since late August, however, the gas supply to the region was conducted through an alternate southern line in agreement with Turkmenistan.
To date, three stages of the repair of the pipeline have already been completed. The area on which the failure occurred required major repairs and was included in the fourth phase of the complex repair work. However, due to reduced gas deliveries to consumers by Turkmenistan, it was decided to postpone repairs on the section for a week and restore the gas supply to the region.
The emergency has been localized and repair work is being carried out by the company's six integrated brigades. The gas supply in the southern direction has not stopped and the city and the region is receiving the necessary amount of gas, the report said.
A special commission is examining the causes of the failure.
JSC Intergas Central Asia was established in June 1997. Intergas Central Asia operates and maintains gas pipelines and transports natural gas for domestic use and international transit. The company controls and manages the main gas pipeline transportation system of Kazakhstan with the total length of gas pipelines in excess of 11,000 km.
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