Volume of gas transit through Kazakhstan announced

Oil&Gas Materials 6 October 2012 17:05 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, Oct. 6 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /

The volume of transit via Central Asia - Center (CAC) gas pipeline totaled 19.15 billion cubic meters in 2011, Kazakh Minister of Oil and Gas Sauat Mynbayev told media on Friday.

"The transit volumes through the Central Asia - Center (CAC) totaled 19.15 billion cubic meters in 2011," he said. "The volume includes 7.95 billion cubic meters from Uzbekistan to Russia and 11.2 billion cubic meters from Turkmenistan to Russia."

He added that around 34 billion cubic meters were transported through a newly built pipeline Kazakhstan-China in 2012.

"It is expected to expand the capacity to 65 billion cubic meters," the minister said. "At present, the agreement passes through the internal procedures."