New Gas Compressor Station in Turkmenistan to Ensure Growth of Gas Supplies to China
A new gas compressor station (GCS) with an annual capacity of 30 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas has been commissioned in the east of Turkmenistan at the Malay field
As reported by the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper, President of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted at the ceremony of putting the gas station into operation that the new gas station is designed to increase gas pumping through the main gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China.
“The commissioning of a new gas compressor station at the Malay field marked the beginning of the second stage of its development, which will contribute to the growth of the production capacity of the industry and the strengthening of Turkmenistan’s position in the global gas market,” Li Shulian, general director of CNPC International Turkmenistan, said at the commissioning ceremony.
He noted that the Bagtyyarlyk contract area is located next to the Malay field, where on December 14, 2009, with the participation of the heads of Turkmenistan, China, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, the Central Asia-China gas pipeline was launched.
According to him, today about 290 bcm of Turkmen gas has been delivered to China via this gas pipeline from the fields developed by the state concern Turkmengaz and CNPC International Turkmenistan.
In total, since the commissioning of the pipeline, as of early January 2020, more than 336 bcm of natural gas has been exported from Central Asia to China. At the same time, Turkmenistan provided more than 85% of these supplies.
The Malay GCS construction project was implemented by the British company PetroGas LLP by order of Turkmengaz. Six sets of gas compressor equipment were supplied by the French company Dresser-Rand S.A.