Construction launched on Saryarka gas pipeline

Dec 14, 2018 9:43 am

Kazakh President  Nazarbayev launched construction on the Saryarka gas pipeline

“It is an ambitious and large project. It will boost industry and provide fuel to the population,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

KazTransGas, will cost 370 billion tenge [US$993 million].

Some 47.38 percent of the country had access to natural gas as of Jan. 1.

The Saryarka pipeline route will carry gas to Kyzylorda, Zhezkazgan, Karaganda, Temirtau, Astana and Kokshetau-Petropavlovsk.

Some 47.38 percent of the country had access to natural gas.

“Currently we are working only on the first stage, along the Kyzylorda-Zhezkazgan-Karaganda-Temirtau-Astana route, with a length of 1,061.3 kilometres and a cost of 267.3 billion tenge [US$717 million],” said head of AstanaGaz KMG Capital Construction Department Asan Sermagulov at a Central Communications Service briefing.

In the second stage, a pipeline will be built along the Astana-Kokshetau route at a cost of 48.2 billion tenge (US$129 million) and a length of 276 kilometres. It will cover the Akmola region, including Kokshetau and the Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort area.

The Kokshetau-Petropavlovsk pipeline, worth 18.9 billion tenge (US$50 million), will run 177 kilometres to the northern region of the country.

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