Nur-Sultan, June 24 - Neftegaz.RU.
In Kazakhstan within January – May 2020 natural gas production has reached 24.8 billion cubic meters which is by 7.2% more than in the same period the previous year, Kazinform reports with the reference to energyprom.kz.
The share of natural gas in a gaseous state accounted for 40.3% of production or 10 billion cubic meters; the share of oil associated gas - 59.7% or 14.8 billion cubic meters. In monetary
terms, natural gas production amounted to KZT141.9 billion. The largest volume of natural gas production was in Atyrau region (45.3%, 11.2 billion cubic meters - plus 18.6% per year).
region produced 36.6% of the country’s total gas production volume (9.1 billion cubic meters - plus 5%). Aktobe region produced 10.5% (2.6 billion cubic meters - minus 12, 2%).
Kazakhstan exported 6.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas in January – April 2020. China became the main importer
of Kazakhstani natural gas. In 4 months Kazakhstan has exported to China 2.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas worth $ 566.1 million.
The annual growth of exports to China in physical terms amounted to 7.4%, in monetary terms - 2.5%. 2.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas worth $ 101.5 million were exported to the CIS countries.