Breaking: Turkmenistan Completes Strategic Cross-Country Pipeline
Turkmenistan has today announced the completion of the “East-West” gas pipeline, a strategic pipeline that will connect the east and the west of the country with gas. The new pipeline will connect the gas compressor stations Shatlik in the eastern Mariysk region and Belek in the Balkan region in the west.
The 773-kilometre East-West gas pipeline has a carrying capacity of 30 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas a year. It will unite big gas fields and create conditions for the export of Turkmen fuel to the world markets in any direction, wrote Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.
The construction of the gas pipeline was carried out by state-controlled firms Turkmengas and Turkmennebitgasgurlushuk. It will start at the gas compressor station Shatlik in the Mary province and then, crossing the Mary and Akhalk provinces in the west, it will be connected to the Belek gas compressor stations in Balkan province, reads the article.
The Turkmengas Institute of Oil and Gas undertook the feasibility study needed for construction, as well as the engineering and project works.