Asia Gas Pipeline LLP
Asia Gas Pipeline LLP (AGP)
AGP is a 50/50 joint venture between KazTransGas JSC and Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Company Ltd. (shareholder – CNPC ED, a subsidiary of CNPC). The joint venture was established to finance, construct and operate the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline designed to transport natural gas from the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan border to the Khorgos gas metering station in China.
The purpose of the project is to enable transit of the Turkmen and Uzbek gas to China, exports of the Kazakh gas to China, as well as uninterrupted gas supply to the southern regions of Kazakhstan.
The length of the gas pipeline within Kazakhstan is 1,305.84 km for String A, 1,305.62 for String B, and 1,304.131 km for String C. The total throughput capacity of the gas pipeline is 55 bln m3 annually (30 bln m3 - Strings A and B, 25 bln m3 - String C).
In 2018, the project “Increasing the capacity of the Kazakhstan-China trunk gas pipeline” (String C) was completed. As a result, the productivity of the Kazakhstan-China trunk gas pipeline was increased to 55 bln m3 annually.
Increasing the capacity of strings A and B to 40 bln m3 annually” is under the study. It is expected that the project will enable increasing the total capacity of the gas pipeline to 65 bln m3 annually.
Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP
Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP (BSGP)
BSGP is a 50/50 joint venture between KazTransGas JSC and Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Company Ltd. (shareholder – CNODC, a subsidiary of CNPC). The project is of paramount strategic importance to the Republic of Kazakhstan, as it supplies natural gas to Kazakhstan’s southern regions, enables diversification of Kazakhstan’s gas exports, ensures energy security of the country, and builds a uniform gas transportation system.
The Beineu-Bozoy-Shymkent trunk gas pipeline (BBS TGP) is the second section of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline. The gas pipeline connects the western oil and natural gas fields with the southern regions of the country, as well as with the gas pipelines Bukhara gas-bearing region - Tashkent-Bishkek-Almaty, and Gazli-Shymkent and string “C” of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline. The actual length of the BSGP gas pipeline is 1,454 km and the capacity is 10 bln m3 annually.
Saryarka trunk gas pipeline, designed for ensuring gas supply to the central, southern regions of the country and Nur-Sultan, the capital city of the Republic, stems from the 489 km of BBS TGP.
Currently, the investment project for increasing the Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent trunk gas pipeline capacity to 15 bn m3 annually is being implemented.
In 2019, the following activities were carried out to increase the capacity to 15 bln m3 annually:
- The Korkyt-Ata, Aral and Turkestan compressor stations were commissioned;
- The fourth compressos station, 1A, was commissioned on the Beineu-Bozoi section in 2020 ;
• the feasibility study was carried out and design and estimate documentation was finalized and approved by the parties for the expansion of the existing compressor station Bozoi, and Akbulak and Beineu gas metering stations.
Intergas Central Asia JSC
Intergas Central Asia JSC (ICA)
ICA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KTG. In 2018, ICA received the status of the National Trunk Gas Pipeline Operator.
Today, ICA carries out domestic transportation and transit of natural gas across the territory of Kazakhstan through trunk gas pipelines with a total length of 19,146.51 km.
ICA operates 3 underground gas storages (UGSs):
- Bozoyskoye UGS facility in the Aktobe province
- Poltoratskoe UGS in the South Kazakhstan province
- Akyrtobinskoye UGS in the Zhambyl province.
Intergas Central Asia’s core businesses are:
- gas transportation to the domestic market of the Republic of Kazakhstan
- transit transportation of gas from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to Russia via Kazakhstan
- transportation of gas for exports
- transit transportation of gas from one part of Russia to another via Kazakhstan
• transit transportation of Uzbekistan’s gas to supply Tashkent.
Reconstruction of the Bozoy underground gas storage facility
In order to smooth out seasonal unevenness in gas consumption and to ensure stable gas supplies to the domestic market and exports, ICA is reconstructing the Bozoy underground gas storage facility. Within the project to improve the quality of the gas, to clean it from mechanical impurities and moisture, it was retrofitted with a modern gas drying unit. The work carried out will help increase the reliability and safety of the gas storage, as well as increase the daily capacity of gas extraction and injection to the designed 27 mln m3 daily. It is expected that the projected gas storage volume of 4 bln m3 will be achieved in 2020.