Russian news agency reported Turkmenistan will be exporting natural gas from the right bank of the Amu Darya River through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to China in 2009, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov said
Berdymukhammedov addressed to the participants in the construction of a gas treatment facility at the Samandepe field that has been launched.
It is located on the right bank of Amu Darya and is part of the Bagtyyarlyk agreement territory according to the production sharing agreement with the Chinese National Oil and Gas Company. The future gas pipeline will run from this place.
"Diversification of the transportation of energy carriers to world markets is a priority sphere in the fulfilment of the country's resource potential," the president noted in his address. "According to independent foreign experts, our gas reserves are 24.6 trillion cubic metres," the head of Turkmenistan stressed.
The cost of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline with a total length of 1,818 kilometres will exceed 6.7 billion US dollars, according to the state agency for management and use of hydrocarbon resources under the Turkmen president.
Last Mod: 29 Haziran 2008, 19:18