The event was attended by the representatives of the Chinese CNPC.
G. Berdimuhamedov emphasized that the energy policy of Turkmenistan, which had large reserves of hydrocarbon resources, was aimed at the comprehensive development of the oil and gas complex and its effective integration into the world energy system.
Director General of CNPC International Turkmenistan Li Shulian noted:
- the commissioning of the gas compressor station would further expand the possibilities of exporting natural gas from Turkmenistan to international markets.
The commissioning of this gas compressor station with an annual capacity of 30 billion m3 will increase the export supplies of Turkmen gas.
China is currently the largest importer of Turkmen gas.
Billions of m3 of energy raw materials enter the international pipeline Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China.
The annual capacity of the station, built by the British company Petro Gas by the order of the State Concern «Turkmengas», is 30 billion m3 / year of gas.
With its commissioning, about 60 additional jobs were created.
The complex, which occupies about 12 hectares, includes 2 production workshops - «A» and «B».
The 1st of them will make it able to fully develop the Malay field.
The 2nd workshop is designed for high-pressure pumping of gas from the Uchadzhi, Galkynysh and Dovletabat fields to the Malay-Bagtyyarlyk gas pipeline, which is the 1st link of the Turkmenistan-China interstate gas pipeline.
The Malay gas field was put into pilot production in 1986.
Today, 91 wells operate here.
This gas production complex reliably provides «blue fuel» to settlements, as well as facilities for various purposes in the eastern region of the country.