Potential gas reserves in Turkmenistan estimated at 23 trillion cubic meters

Oil&Gas Materials 19 July 2011 13:26 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, July 19 / Trend H. Hasanov /

Potential hydrocarbon resources in Turkmenistan are estimated at 23 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 12 billion tons of oil, according to an article by Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Ahmad Penjiyev, published in the Turkmen media.

"These energy reserves can supply the country's demand for heat and electricity for hundreds of years", Penjiyev said.

Penjiyev also stressed that the energy potential of renewable energy sources in Turkmenistan is huge and can create good prospects for solving future energy, social, and environmental problems.

Priority areas in Turkmenistan include: power engineering, the introduction of clean and waste technologies, and alternative energy sources - including solar, wind, geothermal, water, biogas, and others.

These areas include decentralized energy supplies to areas with low population densities, areas of centralized power supply with large power deficits, farms, and seasonal workplaces.