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Kyrgyzstan: Revamped Transnational Gas Pipeline Unveiled

In a ceremony in Bishkek, top government officials in Kyrgyzstan and the head of Russian energy giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller, this week oversaw the launch of an overhauled gas pipeline in Kyrgyzstan that carries gas from Uzbekistan’s Bukhara region to Kazakhstan. 

The renovation has doubled a section of the 111-kilometer route’s annual throughput capacity to 3.9 billion cubic meters of gas. 

Miller, whose company owns Kyrgyzstan’s gas pipeline network, described the event as one of great significance for Central Asia as whole. 

“The reconstruction of the Kyrgyz section of the Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas pipeline has taken us to the next level in terms of reliability of gas supplies not only to the north of the Kyrgyz Republic, but also to the south of Kazakhstan,” he said on August 29.

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