Astana gasification project postponed due to high cost

Date: 06:49, 07-04-2014.

Astana. April 7. KazTAG -Astana gasification project through Kokshetau has been postponed due to high cost, said Uzakbay Karabalin, Minister of Oil and Gas.

"The Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning recognized the project as expensive. Taking in account the economic situation, they proposed to postpone this project," he said at the Governmental hour on Monday.

The feasibility study of the project was prepared and considered by the Government in 2013. The construction cost is more than $1 bln.

"Other alternative options of Astana gasification are being considered. For example, Astana akimat will buy 350 gas buses. We are working to supply these transport with necessary gas volumes," he said.

He added gas stations are being constructed; there will be 8 stations in the city.

"Probably a plant will be constructed in Kyzylorda and liquefied gas will be supplied to Astana to cover transport needs," he said.

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