Tajik state gas distributor refuses to supply natural gas to Tajikazot
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 27 / Trend/
Open joint-stock company Tajiktransgaz (Tajik state natural gas distributor) refused to supply natural gas to Sarband-based Tajikazot enterprise, which is one of the largest industrial enterprises in Khatlon Province of Tajikistan, Asia-Plus reported.
Tajikazot applied to Tajiktransgaz to supply 65 million cubic meters of natural gas for 2012, but it was refused, Tajikazot's Director General Tohirkhon Ghoziyev said.
Tajiktransgaz justified the refusal by saying that several sections of the gas pipeline in the Khuroson district are in bad condition and need repair. Tajiktransgaz offered Tajikazot to participate in repair operations.
Tajikazot sent a letter to Tajikistan's government and the country's energy ministry, asking to help to address the issue.
Closed joint-stock company Tajikazot is the joint venture launched in March 2002 in cooperation with Highrock Holding Limited. The JV was established based on a plant producing nitrogen fertilizer (carbamide) that was constructed in Sarband in 1964. Tajikistan owns 20 percent of the shares and Highrock Holding Ltd assumes 80 percent ownership interest in Tajikazot.
The enterprise with capacity of 180,000 tons of carbamide per year also produces industrial oxygen, carbon dioxide, liquid ammonia and liquid nitrogen.
Edited by V. Zhavoronkova