Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 24
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) received 138.6 billion cubic meters of gas (bcm) from Turkmenistan through a pipeline, commissioned in 2009, CNPC said May 24.
Over 92 bcm of this volume were supplied by Turkmengas state concern and more than 46 bcm - from the Bagtiyarlyk contract area where CNPC has been working since 2007.
The gas production increased in Bagtiyarlyk field after a gas processing plant was commissioned, the message said.
Currently, the production capacity reached the daily production of 47.9 million cubic meters. The total volume of investments made in the project in the Bagtiyarlyk contract area reached $5.93 billion.
China National Petroleum Corporation has started purchasing gas from this region since 2009 after the commissioning of first two branches (A and B) from Turkmenistan through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The third branch (C) running on this route was commissioned in May 2013.