Gasification level in Kazakhstan reached 49.7%, 9 mln people have access to gas - Bozumbayev
Almaty. August 15. KazTAG - Gasification level in Kazakhstan has reached 49.7%, 9 mln people have access to gas, reports the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan.
"The volume of gas production amounted to 33.1 bn cu m within 7 months, or 101.8% of the plan, production of commodity gas made 19.6 bn cu m, or 104.8% of the plan. Gas prices have been fixed, ungrounded growth is not allowed. The level of gasification has reached 49.7%, 9 mln people have access to gas," said Kanat Bozymbayev, minister of Energy, at the meeting with Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan.
"Bitumen production made 464 thousand tons, or 103% of the plan. Start of industrial production of aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, paraxylene) at the Atyrau refinery has been a remarkable event of the year. Over the first half of the year, 95 thousand tons of aromatic hydrocarbons were produced, which are exported to Russia. The plan for 2019 is 180 thousand tons, ” he said.
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