Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Turkmenistan Gas Export Diversification Nearly Complete

Turkmenistan has practically completed its project to diversify its gas exports, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov announced Monday during a government meeting.

"With the launch of the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China and Turkmenistan-Iran pipelines, and having laid the ground work for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline, we are now ready to supply to gas to European countries as well", he said calling on officials in the fuel and energy sector "to solve this issue this year".

"We need to build LNG plants and gas refineries", the president continued, "Transporting LNG does not require laying a pipeline and so it is easier to export in various direction".

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