Construction On Kazakhstan's Beyney-Bozoy-Shymkent Pipeline To Begin In October 2010

July 22, 2010
Construction on the Beyney-Bozoy-Shymkent trunk pipeline is slated to start in October 2010, Kazakhstan Oil and Gas Minister Sauat Mynbayev said.
"From the technical point of view, we are ready to begin construction on the pipe in October 2010", he said during a meeting chaired by Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karin Masimov in Mangistauskaya Region on Wednesday.
Mynbayev said the project was meant to focus on the energy security of the southern regions of the country which consume about 4 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
The Beyney-Shymkent gas pipeline is about 1,500 kilometers long and has a diameter of 1016 millimetres. The pipeline has a project capacity of 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year and is meant to pump gas from fields in West Kazakhstan including those located on the Caspian shelf, to regions in the south, including Kyzylordinskyaya, South-Kazakhstanskaya, Zhambylskaya and Almatinskaya.
The pipeline is one of two segments of the Kazakhstan-China pipeline.
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