For eight months of this year, the volume of production of natural and associated gas in Turkmenistan exceeded 55 billion cubic meters. This is 10.4 billion cubic meters more than in the same period last year.
The increase in natural gas production is largely due to the growing demand for environmentally friendly fuels in the world markets. Thus, Turkmenistan exported almost 31 billion cubic meters of gas, that is, 8.3 billion cubic meters more than in January-August 2020. The growth rate was 137 percent.
The main importer of Turkmen gas is traditionally the People's Republic of China. Recall that the Central Asia-China gas pipeline is designed to supply 40 billion cubic meters of Turkmen gas per year, and its throughput capacity is 55 billion cubic meters. Since the launch of this energy pipeline, more than 300 billion cubic meters of commercial gas have been exported to the PRC from the fields of Turkmenistan.
Along with this, the demand for "blue fuel" in the domestic market of the country is growing. In recent years, new powerful gas turbine power plants and such large gas processing complexes as a polymer plant in Kiyanly, a plant for the production of urea fertilizers in Garabogaz, and a plant for the production of synthetic gasoline in the Akhal velayat have been commissioned in Turkmenistan.