Turkmen president reviews construction of gas to gasoline plant
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 31
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during his working visit to the Ahal region of the country reviewed a plant for production of gasoline from natural gas, Turkmenistan State News Agency reported Jan. 31.
The plant is being constructed in Ovadan-Depe town in Ahal province of Turkmenistan by the Turkmengaz State Concern, as well as Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd and the Turkish Ronesans Holding.
It is planned to commission the enterprise in 2018. The plant will annually produce 600,000 tons of RON-92 gasoline, 12,000 tons of diesel fuel and 115,000 tons of liquefied gas.
The total investment cost of the project amounts to almost $1.7 billion.
The Turkmen news agency said that the country’s president instructed to make the production of RON-95 gasoline possible during the drafting of the second train of the plant.
Berdimuhamedov also ordered to speed up construction of the railway line for the transportation of the products of the enterprise, noting that this is the most cost-effective kind of their delivery, including for export.