Kazakhstan to increase extraction of gas from 29.6 billion cubic meters in 2007 up to 114 billion in 2020
Astana. February 26. Kazakhstan Today - Kazakhstan plans to increase extraction of gas from about 29.6 billion cubic meters in 2007 up to 114 billion cubic meters in 2020. The chairman of the National Company KazMunayGas Uzakbay Karabalin informed today at the government session. "According to the forecast, extraction of crude gas will increase," U. Karabalin said. Thus, manufacture of commodity gas will grow from 12.9 billion cubic metres in 2007 up to 30 billion in 2020." According to the forecasts, it is expected that consumption of gas will increase in Kazakhstan from about 13.3 billion cubic meters in 2007 up to 18.7 billion in 2020," he noted. According to U. Karabalin, to reduce dependence on external deliveries of gas to the southern regions of the country, the construction of the first turn of gas main Beyneu - Bozoy - Samsonovka with output of 5 billion of cubic meters a year will be completed in 2011. "The resource base for maintenance of demand for gas in the south of Kazakhstan are large gas deposits of Aktobe, Atyrau and Mangistau oblasts, as well as the expected resources of the Kazakhstan and Turkmen sectors of the Caspian shelf," U. Karabalin said.
Resourse: Kazakhstan Today