In the central office of the National operator “KazTransGas” JSC there was held a reporting meeting with the labor collective, at which the key performance indicators of the company were announced on the results of the first half of 2018. The first heads and representatives of labor collectives of the group of companies of the national gas operator participated in the meeting.
General Director of “KazTransGas” JSC Rustam Suleimanov spoke with the report, according to the results of financial and economic activities and key indicators. He noted the positive dynamics in almost all processes of the National gas operator.
Thus, the main gas transportation amounted to 54 877 million m3, including internal transportation of 9 828 million m3, gas transportation for export 12 700 million m3. The international transit of gas amounted to 32 349 million m3, gas sales of 12,000 million m3. At the same time, 204 million m3 of natural gas and 11 000 tons of gas condensate were produced.
Separately, Rustam Suleimanov stopped at the financial events of the reporting period. He noted that on July 11, 2018, the international agency “Fitch Ratings” confirmed the long-term ratings of “KazTransGas” JSC and its 100% subsidiary companies “Intergas Central Asia” JSC and “KazTransGas Aimak” JSC at the level of “BBB-”, giving a forecast for the ratings as “stable”.
He recalled, that on September 26, 2017, “KazTransGas” JSC successfully placed Eurobonds with a circulation period of 10 years, denominated in US dollars, with a total nominal value of $ 750 million with listing on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) and Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (“KASE”), at an yield rate of 4,4%. Already in April this year, the company raised a syndicated loan of $ 200 million to finance the project “Construction of three compressor stations at MG “Beineu-Bozoy-Shymkent”.
Among the key events, the General Director, separately, spoke about the agreement reached between “NC “KazMunayGas” JSC and PetroChina, on increase the export of kazakhstani gas to China to 10 billion cubic meters per year. He also noted, that “Intergas Central Asia” JSC started to implementation the project of “Construction of three compressor stations at MG “Beineu-Bozoy-Shymkent”, in order to increase the flow capacity of the gas pipeline for the export of kazakhstani gas to China.
To date, within the framework of the execution of the instruction of the Head of State on the implementation of the five social initiatives, announced in the Address to the People of Kazakhstan on March 5, 2018, were completed the development of design estimates for the I-stage of the construction of the “Sary-Arka” MG on the route “Kyzylorda- Zhezkazgan - Karaganda-Temirtau -Astana”.
Also, Rustam Suleymanov said, that “KazTransGas” JSC began to introduce the blockchain technology. First of all, they will be used to monitor, service maintenance and repair of gas transmission infrastructure and control over gas meters.
The Company continues systematic work in terms of development and modernization of the system of trunking gas transmission and gasification of regions. Work continues on the implementation of projects in the innovation and technology sector. In November of the last year, a new gas filling station was put into operation, which is capable of providing compressed gas (compressed methane) of all city vehicles. During the reporting period, 25 839 m3 of compressed natural gas have already been sold. To date, 70 buses, 4 private units, 14 units of the Company's own vehicles and transit transport are being refueled at the NGV filling station in Aktobe.
Separately, Rustam Suleimanov spoke about the social policy, conducting in the group of companies. He noted, that in the first half of the year, the company's employees received social support in accordance with the approved business plan. It was noted, that “KazTransGas” JSC pays special attention to safety and labor protection issues, which allowed the company in the field of industrial safety, labor and environmental protection, to take the leading position in the group of companies of “NC “KazMunayGas” JSC.
On the second issue of the agenda, the General Director of “KazTransGas” JSC outlined the main tasks for the second half of the year, noting that the company will continue implementing its strategic purposes.