BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 23
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are holding negotiations on possible gas supplies, Trend reports citing Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy.
The ministry said that the supplies are being discussed in the context of Saryarka pipeline construction, which is to supply gas to the Nur-Sultan city.
Thus, the current plan of the ministry says that the Nur-Sultan city will by supplies with Kazakh gas, however, the possibility of importing Turkmen gas for these purposes is also being considered. No concrete decision has been made as of yet.
Gas supplies using the Saryarka gas pipeline are to be started in 2021 in the amount of about 300 million cubic meters per year.
Saryarka pipeline, which starts in the country’s Kyzylorda region, will supply gas to the country’s capital, as well as central and northern regions.
Following full completion of the project, citizens of Nur-Sultan. Karaganda, Temirtau, Zhezqazghan cities, as well as about 2.7 million people living in 171 nearby districts, will be supplied with natural gas.
The official ceremony of the pipeline’s construction launch was held in Dec. 2018. In Jan. 2019, mobilization of equipment and workers started, and pipeline welding started in March 2019.
Some 1,061 km of pipeline, five gas distribution stations, and one gas measuring station were constructed within the framework of the project implementation.
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