Kazakhstan restricts gas supplies to Kyrgyzstan

Oil&Gas Materials 1 December 2011 16:50 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 1 / Trend E. Kosolapova/

Kazakhstan has restricted gas supplies to Kyrgyzstan, the managing director for KazMunaiGas's (Kazakh oil and gas company) gas projects, Daniyar Berlibayev, wrote on his Twitter page on Thursday.

"This restriction was introduced to ensure constant supply to the South regions of Kazakhstan," Berlibayev wrote.

South regions of Kazakhstan experienced shortage of gas due to cold weather and restricted supplies from Uzbekistan.

According to Berlibayev, these restrictions were envisaged by the agreement.

"Former supplies will be restored in some days," Berlibayev wrote.

Meanwhile, on Nov. 30 Uzbekistan restricted gas supplies to Kyrgyzstan.

"Uzbekistan must deliver at least 5,000 cubic meters of gas per hour to the south to normally provide the heat and power plant, as well as Osh residents with gas," he said. "Uzbekistan supplies from 1,500 to 2,300 cubic meters of gas per hour," Deputy Chief of Kyrgyz Osh province's management of gas facilities Idris Dikanbaev told KyrTAG.