Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Oct. 4 /Trend H. Hasanov/
A high pressure gas pipeline with a total length of 274 km is being constructed to provide the developing industrial centre in Garlik with natural fuel, the Turkmen oil and gas industry and mineral resources ministry reported on Thursday.
The information says construction work is currently nearing completion.
The number of gas distribution stations is expected to increase following the commissioning of the Bagtiyarlik Garlik gas pipeline.
The importance of the Lebap region has considerably increased due to the commissioning of the Turkmenistan China gas pipeline through Uzbekistan and China, starting on the right bank of the Amu-Darya , Bagtiyarlik field. The Central Asian gas pipeline was constructed by CNPC and enabled the broadening the sales market which was previously limited by supply to Russia and Iran.
CNPC is also operating in Turkmenistan based on an exclusive agreement on the production distribution on the development of the Bagtiyarlik onshore field in Lebap.
Construction of the mining and processing complex for potash production in Garlik village is also underway.
The company with the first production stage price amounting to $1.1 billion is constructing Belgokhimprom (Belarus). Its capacity is 1.4 million tons of chemical fertilisers a year.
Liquid gas production is also developing in this field. Commission of a new enterprise with a processing capacity of one billion cubic meters of natural gas a year is expected in a short run. The new plant will be the second company with the same capacity in Bagaj, one of the most promising gas condensate fields in the country.