Tashkent hosted 15th meeting of coordination committee on exploiting main gas pipeline "Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China" (MGP), also known as Central Asia – China MGP.

The meeting was attended by representatives of gas transporting companies from four countries including KazTransGas JSC, TurkmenGaz SC, UzTransGas, Asia Trans Gas JV, Asian gas pipeline, CNPC international (Turkmenistan), and Beijing Coordinating Center.

The participants discussed current issues of transporting natural gas and exploiting Trans-Asian main pipeline network in 2016-2017.

Mr. Suleymanov, Director General of KazTransGas JSC, who participated in work of the Board, thanked his colleagues for fruitful cooperation, noted huge importance of collaboration and told that according to agreement reached between KazTransGas and PetroChina Company, KazTransGas in 4 quarter of 2016 starts exporting Kazakhstan gas to China. This winter China consumers will be able to use not only gas from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, but as well from Kazakhstan.

Colleagues from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and China estimated highly development rates on "Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China" MGP, noted importance of Beyneu-Bozoy-Shymkent gas pipeline and well-timed construction of new compress stations and facilities by KazTransGas, which facilitates all countries members to main gas pipeline to increase gas transporting and export to China.

KazTransGas JSC manages the largest gas transporting network in the Central Asia, which includes over 54 thousand km of main gas pipelines and gas distribution networks, prospects, produces, processes, transports, stores, and sales gas.

Kazakhstan-China MGP is a part of Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China MGP with length of 1300 km, starts on the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan borderline, and ends on Khorgos near borderline of Kazakhstan and China.

At the present moment, line pipe and 4 compressor stations on C pipeline with current performance of 20 billion cubic meters per year has been built and commissioned. In 2017 all facilities of C pipeline are planned to be completed, which provides for increase in performance up to 25 billion cubic meters per year.

The meeting ended with signing of Protocol which included agreed schedule on natural gas supply and transportation and schedule of works on maintenance and repairs for 4 quarter of 2016 and for 2017.