5 Mar 2024 14:04

Kazakhstan expects transiting Russian gas supplies to Uzbekistan to rise nearly 4-fold as of 2026

ASTANA. March 5 (Interfax) - Supplies of Russian gas via Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan are planned to rise nearly four-fold to 11 billion cubic meters per year as of 2026, the Kazakh Energy Ministry said in materials.

"Last year, with the participation of the head of state, the transit of Russian gas totaling up to 3 billion cubic meters of gas per year was launched through the territory of our country to Uzbekistan," Kazakh Energy Minister Almasadam Satkaliyev reported on Tuesday during a meeting of the ministry's board.

"Transit is planned to rise to 11 billion cubic meters per year as of 2026," Satkaliyev reported.

As reported, Gazprom and QazaqGaz signed an agreement in June 2023 to provide services for the transit of Russian natural gas through Kazakhstan for consumers in Uzbekistan. A ceremony was held in October 2023 to begin supplying Russian natural gas along this route. Shipments were made in reverse mode along a specially designated route based on the Central Asia - Center gas pipeline system.