Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Dec. 29 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmenistan has taken additional measures to secure gas supply to settlements of the country during winter season, the national TV channel Altyn Asir reported on Saturday.
This issue was discussed at an expanded government meeting.
According to the report, president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to keep under constant control all matters related to safe operation of gas pipelines, uninterrupted supply of natural fuel to companies, institutions and organizations and, above all, social facilities.
In the second half of 2012, BP in its report on the global energy sector stated that domestic consumption of Turkmenistan last year was 25.0 billion cubic meters of gas, which is ten percent more than the previous year.
According to the report, 59.5 billion cubic meters of gas were produced in 2011, which is 40.6 per cent more compared to 2010.
Turkmenistan's proven gas reserves in 2011 totaled 24.3 billion cubic meters, which exceeded estimates for 2010 in the amount of 13.4 trillion cubic meters.
As reported by local media on Saturday, the Turkmen leader drew attention to improvement of the structures responsible for prevention and elimination of emergency situations, and asked to make sure that during New Year celebrations transport and communications system would work "very clearly, smoothly and seamlessly."
Mentioning the New Year celebrations, the President instructed to pay special attention to maintenance of good order, as well as road safety, throughout the country.
"Stressing that New Year is one of the brightest holidays, the national leader made relevant instructions so that nothing could overshadow the good, joyful mood of turkmens," Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported.