Bukhara-Tashkent-Bishkek-Almaty pipeline

Bukhara-Tashkent-Bishkek-Almaty pipeline

Bukhara-Tashkent-Bishkek-Almaty pipeline is Uzbekistan's main natural gas export pipeline. It was built in 1967. The diameter of the pipeline is convert|1020|mm|in|0 and the annual capacity of the pipeline is almost 22 billion cubic meter (bcm) of natural gas.cite paper | author = Sagdullaev Djakhangir | url = http://deposit.ddb.de/cgi-bin/dokserv?idn=976406306&dok_var=d1&dok_ext=pdf&filename=976406306.pdf | title= Energy Policy, Economic Cooperation, and Sustainable Development in Central Asia: the case of Uzbekistan | publisher= Justus-Liebig-Universität | format = PDF | date=2005 | accessdate=2008-02-16]

Bukhara-Tashkent-Bishkek-Almaty pipeline is the main source of gas supply for Kyrgyzstan and southern part of Kazakhstan. The Kazakhstan section of pipeline is operated by KazTransGas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KazMunayGas. The Kyrgyzstan section of pipe line is operated by KyrKazGas, the joint venture of KazTransGas and Kyrgyzgas. It's could be possible that the pipeline will be connected with the planned Central Asia-China gas pipeline.cite journal | journal=The CEPMLP Internet Journal | author = Mehmet Ögütçü |url=http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cepmlp/journal/html/Vol17/Vol17_8.pdf | title= Kazakhstan's expanding cross-border gas links. Implications for Europe, Russia, China and other CIS countries. Presented at the Windsor Energy Group’s Regional Pipelines Roundtable, Almaty | publisher= The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee | format = PDF | date=2006-10-02 | accessdate=2008-02-16]

The technical condition of the pipeline is alarming, particularly in Kyrgyzstan. Therefore there plans for construction second trunk gas pipeline and renovation existing pipeline.cite paper | url=http://delkaz.ec.europa.eu/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=56&Itemid=66 | title= Energy | publisher= The European Commission's Delegation to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan | date=2006-12-04 | accessdate=2008-02-16]


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