Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 18
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Director General of Uztransgas JSC Tulyagan Jurayev was dismissed from his post according to a government decree, a source in government circles told Trend on Nov.18.
The government appointed the First Deputy Director General and Chief Engineer of Uztransgas, Bakhodir Eshmuratov as acting Director General.
Jurayev was appointed Director General of Uztransgas in November 2010 replacing earlier arrested Erkin Vagapov in this post. Prior to the appointment as Director General, he worked as Chief Engineer at the Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex.
Uztransgaz JSC is a subsidiary of the National Holding Company Uzbekneftegas. It controls the main gas pipelines. Currently, the total length of Uzbekistan's main gas pipelines in line calculation is about 14,000 kilometres. Separate sections of gas transmission systems such as the Central Asia-Centre and Bukhara- Ural and Turkmenistan - China were laid in West Uzbekistan. They are designed for the transit and export of natural gas. Uztransgas operates 24 compressor stations and over 300 distribution stations.
Uzbekistan ranks second in oil production amongst the CIS countries and one of the top 10 largest gas producing countries of the world.
According to official statistics, the natural gas production in Uzbekistan decreased by 0.2 per cent amounting to 62.911 billion cubic meters in 2012, compared to 2011. In 2012 the volume of gas transported through the main pipelines increased by 10 per cent compared to 2011 and amounted to 65.9 million tons.