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Throughput doubled at Kyrgyz section of Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas pipeline

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A Gazprom delegation headed by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee, paid a working visit to Kyrgyzstan.

Bishkek hosted a meeting between Alexey Miller and Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The parties commended Gazprom for its large-scale efforts in Kyrgyzstan, such as the reconstruction of gas transmission and gas distribution facilities, gasification and NGV market development, and the implementation of social projects.

Particular attention at the meeting was paid to the preparations for the heating season. It was noted that the Company conducted preventive maintenance of gas transmission and gas distribution facilities in strict accordance with the schedule. Kyrgyzstan’s gas supply system will provide consumers with reliable gas deliveries, especially during peak loads in winter.

Alexey Miller and Almazbek Atambayev took part in the ceremony for the laying of a capsule at a school construction site within the Gazprom for Children program. Designed for over 950 students, the school will have computer classrooms, a multimedia library, a lab, and a number of gyms and swimming pools. Construction is slated to be completed by the end of 2019.

Alexey Miller and Sapar Isakov, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, took part in the events celebrating the commissioning of the newly-built section of Phase II at the Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas trunkline. With the renovations completed for the Phase I section, the gas pipeline’s annual throughput at the Chuy custody transfer point in the Kyrgyz territory was almost doubled, reaching 3.9 billion cubic meters of gas. The aforementioned efforts were undertaken by Gazprom under the General Scheme of Gas Supply to and Gasification of the Kyrgyz Republic.

“Without a doubt, today’s event has great significance for Central Asia as a whole. The reconstruction of the Kyrgyz section of the Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas pipeline has taken us to the next level in terms of reliability of gas supplies not only to the north of the Kyrgyz Republic, but also to the south of Kazakhstan,” said Alexey Miller.

The Sokuluk gas distribution station and the gas pipeline branch connecting the station to the gas trunkline, both of which were renovated by Gazprom, were also brought into operation today. By replacing all of the station’s obsolete equipment and reconstructing more than 100 kilometers of pipes, the Company helped substantially improve the sustainability of gas supplies in Kyrgyzstan’s Sokuluk District.

Within the framework of Gazprom’s gasification efforts in the Kyrgyz Republic, a ceremony was held to celebrate the start of gas deliveries to the Ala-Too residential area in Bishkek. Upward of 1,650 households in the area have access to gas now.

The ceremonies dedicated to the commissioning of the section of Phase II at the Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas pipeline, the Sokuluk gas distribution station and the gas pipeline branch, and to the start of gas supplies to the Ala-Too residential area were held via conference call from the new office building of Gazprom Kyrgyzstan. The building was inaugurated today.

Also today, in the village of Leninskoye, Alexey Miller and Duishenbek Zilaliyev, Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, attended the commissioning ceremony for a CNG filling station – the first renovated CNG station in Kyrgyzstan. Thanks to a complete replacement of the equipment and changes in the layout design, the newly-opened CNG station meets all state-of-the-art technical standards. It will easily refuel not only cars, but also trucks and buses, servicing up to 500 vehicles per day.

In addition, Alexey Miller and Albek Ibraimov, Mayor of Bishkek, took part in the opening ceremony for the renovated administrative building and industrial site of Bishkekgaz, a branch of Gazprom Kyrgyzstan. The building will house the branch’s operating personnel, as well as the engineering & technical and production & training centers of Gazprom Kyrgyzstan.

Background

Gazprom Kyrgyzstan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is an exclusive importer of natural gas to Kyrgyzstan and the owner of the country’s gas transmission and distribution systems.

Bishkekgaz, a branch of Gazprom Kyrgyzstan, is engaged in natural gas distribution and marketing in Bishkek.

Under the General Scheme of Gas Supply to and Gasification of the Kyrgyz Republic until 2030 developed by Gazprom, the Company undertakes large-scale efforts to reconstruct and upgrade the gas transmission, underground gas storage and gas distribution facilities based in Kyrgyzstan.

In 2007, Gazprom and the Kyrgyz Government signed an Agreement for geological exploration, under which the Company obtained two exploratory licenses for the Kugart and Eastern Mailu-Suu IV areas.

Gazprom for Children is the Company's social project aimed at creating a favorable environment for harmonious cultural and physical development of children and youth, as well as attracting as many youngsters to sports and arts as possible.

 

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