Uzbekistan Resumes Exports to Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan has resumed gas flow to Kazakhstan, four days after a leak caused a fire on the Gazli-Shymkent pipeline, Uztransgaz said July 25. As well as carrying gas to Kazakhstan, the line has also been supplying gas to Uzbekistan's remote regions though its northern neighbour since last December: Andijan, Ferghana and Namangan.
Last year, Uzbekistan exported 2.4bn m3 to Kazakhstan, via two pipelines, but mostly via Gazli-Shymkent line, which can carry 2bn m3/yr. Uzbekistan's exports to Kazakhstan increased by two-fifth year-on-year. Under the terms of an agreement, up to 1bn m3/yr of Uzbek gas are to be transited across Kazakhstan to Andijan, Ferghana and Namangan.
Uzbekistan also exported 5.3bn m3 to Russia and 6.3bn m3 to China in 2018, according to BP’s 2019 Statistical Review of World Energy. Its total gas exports rose by 18.6% year-on-year to 14bn m3 last year while overall gas production also increased by 6.1% to 56.6bn m³.