Kyrgyz Deputy PM to discuss gas supplies in Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 17 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Tayirbek Sarpashev will visit Kazakhstan to discuss gas supplies, Vecherni Bishkek newspaper quoted deputy mayor of Kyrgyz capital (Bishkek) Torobekov Imashov as saying on Monday.
Earlier Kazakh KazTransGas company partially limited gas supply to Kyrgyzstan due to anomalous drop in air temperature, limited supply of Uzbek gas, as well as increased gas consumption in the south of Kazakhstan. KazTransGas supplies natural gas to Kyrgyzstan despite Kyrgyz side's total debt worth $ 26.6 million. Earlier KazTransGas repeatedly notified Kyrgyz colleagues about limited resources of natural gas and a possible decrease in supply.
According to Imashov, the period of resuming the Kazakh gas supplies in a full volume has not been defined yet.
"The Energy Minister told me that he had spoken on the issue with Prime Minister and the decision was taken on Vice-Prime Minister Tayirbek Sarpashev's trip to Kazakhstan for the talks on the gas issue," Imashov said.
According to Bishkek deputy mayor, due to the restricted gas supplies from Kazakhstan, the suburbs of the city of Bishkek have no gas.