Gazprom commissions branch pipeline to town of Belokurikha in Altai Krai
Today the town of Belokurikha in the Altai Krai has hosted a solemn ceremony dedicated to commissioning of the branch pipeline to Belokurikha.
Attending the ceremony were Alexander Karlin, Governor of the Altai Krai Administration, Alexander Berdnikov, Governor of the Republic of Altai, Gazprom delegation chaired by Alexander Ananenkov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, heads of the municipal authorities of the Altai Kai.
“The commissioning of the branch pipeline to the town of Belokurikha is part of a systematic and large-scale work of Gazprom on setting up the Integrated Gas Supply System in Eastern Siberia and the Far East. The pipeline has an important social and economic meaning for the Altai Krai, because natural gas is a new life standard. Gasification of the most important resorts of the Altai Krai such as Belokurikha is a significant contribution of Gazprom to the improvement of environmental situation in the region,” said Alexander Ananenkov.
The branch pipeline to the town of Belokurikha is a consistent part of the Barnaul-Biysk-Gorno-Altaisk gas main with the branch pipeline to Belokurikha. The total length of the branch pipeline is at 87.9 km. The branch pipeline includes underwater crossing via the Ob River and Belokurikha gas distribution station. The branch pipeline construction enables to gasify Belokurikha as well as other six settlements.
The construction of the Barnaul-Biysk-Gorno-Altaisk gas main with the branch pipeline to Belokurikha started in 2000. The Barnaul-Biysk section was commissioned in November 2006 with total length of nearly 150 km. the Biysk-Gorno-Altaisk section commissioning is slated for 2008. Along the route of the Barnaul-Biysk-Gorno-Altaisk gas main with the branch pipeline to Belokurikha it is planned to cosnstruct 13 branch pipelines, which will enable to gasify 117 thousand apartments in 297 settlements of 14 local areas.
Information Directorate, OAO Gazprom