Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Oct. 14 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
At present, the operations are being rapidly conducted to construct the East-West gas pipeline. It is designed to unite all gas fields in the country, as well as to prepare for the industrial development of new prospective areas, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. The president's quotation was published in all media of the country.
During the meeting with the Austrian President, the Turkmen leader said that Southern Yoloten-Osman, Minara and Yashlar are the most sensational discoveries of Turkmen geologists. According to the last data, the reserves hit 26.2 trillion cubic meters of gas.
He said that the Turkmen oil and gas industry development program by 2030 was developed to improve the efficiency of the operations. It provides for the acceleration of exploration, development and reconstruction of the oil and gas fields and the steady increase in their efficiency, capacity for processing raw materials.
"All this requires the introduction of new, advanced technologies, the latest achievements of science and technology," the Turkmen President said. "We welcome the readiness of our foreign partners to take an active part in implementing the ambitious plans."
Turkmen sources reported that the East-West main line will be commissioned by mid 2015.
The project was launched in the territory of Shatlyk gas compressor station on May 31, 2010.
"Turkmengaz" and "Turkmennebitgazgurlushik" state concerns were instructed to lay the gas pipeline with a capacity of 30 billion cubic meters per year.