First joint welded of final section of Phase II at Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas pipeline
Today the vicinities of Sokuluk village (Chuy Region, Kyrgyz Republic) hosted a ceremony of welding the first joint of the final section of Phase II at the Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas main from the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border to the Sokuluk compressor station.
Taking part in the ceremony were Kubanychbek Turdubayev, Minister of Energy and Industry of Kyrgyzstan, Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Bolot Abildayev, Director General of Gazprom Kyrgyzstan, heads of Kyrgyz local authorities and representatives of the ministries and agencies of the Republic as well as other public officials.
The construction of the section from the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border to the Sokuluk compressor station will become the closing stage of Phase II in Kyrgyzstan. The annual capacity of Phase II will equal 1.7 billion cubic meters of gas. The construction is scheduled for completion in 2016.
“The commissioning of Phase II will almost double the throughput of the Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas main in Kyrgyzstan. This gas transmission route is of vital importance to meet a growing gas demand in Kyrgyzstan. Particularly, it will secure reliable gas supplies to northern industrialized areas in the Republic.
The construction of Phase II is the first project within the General Scheme of Gas Supply to and Gasification of the Kyrgyz Republic until 2030 generated and implemented by Gazprom,” said Alexey Miller.
Bishkek hosted a working meeting between Alexey Miller and Almazbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyzstan.
Alexey Miller and Almazbek Atambayev. Photo from President of Kyrgyzstan official website
The parties addressed the issues of further development of Kyrgyzstan’s gas transmission and distribution infrastructure based on Gazprom’s General Scheme of Gas Supply to and Gasification of the Republic.
The meeting also touched upon the issues of joint hydrocarbon exploration and production in Kyrgyzstan, cooperation within the Kyrgyz petroleum product market development as well as implementation of social projects in the Republic.
In Kara-Suu Alexey Miller and Temir Sariyev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan took part in the opening ceremony of a Sports and Recreation Center designed to accommodate badminton, basketball, volleyball and tennis workouts and competitions. The new sports building will be available to over 200 people daily. The Center in Kara-Suu became the first sports facility in Kyrgyzstan built within the extensive Gazprom for Children program.
In addition, today in Bishkek Alexey Miller and Kubanychbek Kulmatov, Mayor of Bishkek, visited a gala concert of Russian and Kyrgyz pop stars, dedicated to Kyrgyzstan’s Independence Day.
In 2014 Gazprom and Kyrgyzgaz signed the Sales and Purchase Agreement for a 100 per cent stake of KyrgyzgazProm (renamed Gazprom Kyrgyzstan), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyrgyzgaz. Gazprom Kyrgyzstan is an exclusive importer of natural gas to Kyrgyzstan and the owner of the domestic gas transmission and distribution systems.
In 2007 Gazprom and the Kyrgyz Republic Government signed the Agreement on the common principles for the geological survey of subsurface resources. Under the document, Gazprom obtained two subsurface use licenses for the Kugart and Eastern Mailu-Suu IV blocks.