Kazakhstan decreased natural gas supplies to Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec. 16 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
"KazTransGas" company has partially limited gas supply to Kyrgyzstan in connection with the anomalous drop in air temperature, limited supply of Uzbek gas, as well as increased gas consumption in the south of Kazakhstan, the company's press-release said today.
Despite the Kyrgyz side's total debt worth $ 26.6 million, "KazTransGas" continues supplying natural gas to Kyrgyzstan.
According to the purchase-sale agreement, "KazTransGas" supplies Kazakh gas to the north of Kyrgyzstan.
In November 2012 "Kyrgyzgaz" reached an agreement with "Uztransgaz" on Uzbek gas supplies to the north of Kyrgyzstan since December 1, 2012.
The Uzbek side has limited supplies of Uzbek gas to Kyrgyzstan in the first week of December in connection with the drop in air temperature and increasing its own needs.
It has sent a notification about complete cessation of supplies since December 13, 2012.
"KazTransGas" has repeatedly notified Kyrgyz colleagues about limited resources of natural gas and a possible decrease in supply.