East-West Gas Pipeline
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East-West Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.
The pipeline runs from Shatlyk compressor station at the eastern branch of the Central Asia–Center gas pipeline in Mary Province to the Belek-1 compressor station at the western branch of the Central Asia–Center gas pipeline in Balkan Province.
- Owner: Türkmengaz
- Current capacity: 30 billion cubic meters per year
- Length: 480 miles / 773 kilometers
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 2015
In 2007–2008, Russia and Turkmenistan negotiated construction of the East–West pipeline to supply the planned Caspian Coastal pipeline, an extension of the Central Asia–Center gas pipeline system. The pipeline was to be built in cooperation with the Russian gas company Gazprom. The main designated contractor was Zarubezhneftegaz, a subsidiary of Gazprom. However, on 27 March 2009 after tensions between Russia and Turkmenistan over gas supplies from Turkmenistan to Russia, Turkmenistan launched an international tender for the pipeline. Over 70 companies expressed their interest in participating in the project. In May 2010 it was announced that Turkmenistan would build the pipeline on its own. Construction started in 2012 and was completed in 2015.
The pipeline starts from the Shatlyk compressor station at the eastern branch of the Central Asia–Center gas pipeline in Mary Province and runs to the Belek-1 compressor station at the western branch of the Central Asia–Center gas pipeline in Balkan Province. From there, gas could be transported to Russia or, when constructed, through the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline to Azerbaijan and further to Europe. In addition to export, the pipeline will supply the central and Caspian regions of Turkmenistan. The pipeline largely follows the route of existing pipelines. It creates a system connecting all the major gas fields of Turkmenistan. The pipeline will be mainly supplied from the Galkynysh Gas Field, Dauletabad, Yashlar, and Minara fields. The pipeline was built by Türkmennebitgazgurlushyk and is owned and operated by Türkmengaz.
Articles and resources
- East-West pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
- "Turkmenistan's trump card" (2010-05-24). Retrieved on 2010-05-29.
- Socor, Vladimir (2009-04-21). "Turkmenistan Delays Russian Pipeline Project and Rejects Russian-Led Gas Cartel", The Jamestown Foundation. Retrieved on 2010-05-29.
- "East-West Gas Pipeline of Turkmenistan: An Open End Tube" (2009-04-06). Retrieved on 2010-05-29.
- "Turkmengaz to Finance East-West Pipeline Link to Caspian", Oil & Gas Eurasia, Eurasia Press, Inc. (2010-05-24). Retrieved on 2010-05-29.
- "Turkmenistan accelerates East-West gas pipeline construction" (2012-04-11). Retrieved on 2012-04-11.
- Hasanov, Huseyn (2015-12-11). "Turkmenistan completing East-West gas pipeline construction". Retrieved on 2015-12-11.
- "Turkmenistan to build new natural gas pipeline", Feza Gazetecilik A.Ş. (2010-05-25). Retrieved on 2010-05-29.
- "Turkmenistan to Start Building East-West Gas Pipeline in June 2010" (2010-05-21). Retrieved on 2010-05-29.
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