Turkmenistan eyes to greatly increase gas exports to China by 2021

Oil&Gas Materials 22 May 2019 11:51 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 22

By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:

There are plans to complete construction of the fourth line of Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline by 2021, Trend reports with reference to the Neytralni Turkmenistan newspaper.

The pipeline with a total length of about 1,000 kilometers will be laid through the territory of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The design capacity of the pipeline is 30 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

Commissioning of the fourth line will allow increasing the overall throughput of gas pipelines to 85 billion cubic meters, 65 billion cubic meters of which will come from fields in Turkmenistan, the article said.

It was reported earlier that the construction of the fourth branch "D" of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline via Kyrgyzstan is scheduled to commence by late 2019.

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

It was earlier reported that, as of December 2018, more than 250 billion cubic meters of Turkmen gas was exported to China since December 2009.

The deposits of Bagtyyarlyk and Galkynysh in Turkmenistan are used as sources for raw materials.