In the difficult situation prevailing in the global economy, the oil and gas complex of our country maintains a dynamic pace of production. This was achieved thanks to large investments in projects aimed at putting new fields into commercial development, including in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea, on the right bank of the Amu Darya, as well as the giant “Galkynysh” field and others.
As a result, oil and gas production volumes are steadily growing. For example, over 5 months of 2020, more than 4 million tons of oil and gas condensate were produced. The production capabilities of oil refineries, the petrochemical industry have increased, the quality of products has improved, and its range has expanded. The production of polypropylene and polyethylene, basic technical oils, hydro treated diesel fuel, and synthetic gasoline has been launched.
The volumes produced allow us not only to fully satisfy the domestic needs of Turkmenistan in the main types of oil products, but also to export some of them.
Since the beginning of this year, more than 746 thousand tons of diesel fuel have been produced, as well as 750 thousand tons of gasoline - 70 thousand tons more than in the same period in 2019.
In addition, Turkmenistan is building up its gas potential and is striving to diversify energy supplies to world markets. To this end, a number of projects have been successfully implemented, among which the Turkmenistan-China interstate gas pipeline occupies a special place. As a result of its operation, Turkmenistan has become the largest supplier of pipeline gas for China.
So, in January-May of this year, despite the decline in global energy demand, the production of “blue fuel” in Turkmenistan is about 30 billion cubic meters, and the export of natural gas is more than 14 billion cubic meters, which practically coincides with the level of the same period last year. In addition, more than 86 thousand tons of liquefied gas were produced, which is 13 thousand tons more than in the same period of 2019.
The next step in expanding the multi-vector gas transportation infrastructure is to become the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project. At present, pipes have been welded in the entire 207-kilometer Turkmen section of the TAPI gas pipeline. Earthwork was carried out at 133.7 km, 107.4 km of the pipeline were laid in the trench. In addition, an access road with a length of 203 km was laid, and an electrochemical protection system was installed at 20 kilometers.
It is important that the annual consumption of natural gas in the domestic market of our country is growing. This is due to the commissioning of numerous industrial and social facilities, as well as ongoing plans for the further development of the gas processing industry, the chemical industry, and the electric power industry.