Turkmenistan conducts economic monitoring of CNPC's activities

Oil&Gas Materials 15 August 2018 12:41 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 15

By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:

Employees of Turkmenistan's Scientific Research Institute under the state concern Turkmengaz are completing the development of an environmental passport and draft of standards for permissible emissions to the atmosphere for three large facilities of the Chinese oil and gas company CNPC, Turkmengaz said in a message.

The Chinese company produces and processes natural gas on the Bagtyyarlyk contract area, on the right bank of the Amu Darya river.

The monitoring is carried out at gas processing plants in Saman-depe, South Khojambas and the compressor station that supplies gas to China.

The standards for maximum permissible emissions and discharges (MPE and MPD) are under examination in the State Committee for Environmental Protection and Land Resources of Turkmenistan.

It was reported in May 2018, that since late 2009 China has acquired 204 billion cubic meters of Turkmen gas and became its largest importer. The raw material sources are the Turkmen deposits "Bagtyyarlyk" and "Galkynysh".

At present, three branches of the pipeline on the route Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China (branches "A", "B", "C") have been built and functioning. They are to supply 40 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year altogether.

The agreement on the construction of the fourth branch "D" of the gas pipeline "Turkmenistan-China" via Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan was signed in September 2013. It was also reported that the additional branch's rate of flow would be 25 billion cubic meters of gas.

According to the plans the annual volume of Turkmen natural gas exported to China can reach 65 billion cubic meters in 2021.