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Petronas draws first gas at Turkmenistan field

Petronas draws first gas at Turkmenistan field

Malaysia's national energy company Petronas has drawn its first natural gas from a field offshore from the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan.
Turkmen President Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov said production at the field in the Caspian Sea will start at 5 billion cubic meters annually and eventually double. He spoke at the official opening ceremony of a Petronas gas refining plant Tuesday.
Petronas will sell the gas to Turkmenistan. The country exports gas to Russia and Iran.
Turkmenistan has vast onshore gas reserves but has resisted overtures by foreign investors eager to develop them. It has, however, urged international companies to invest in more technically challenging subsea reserves.


Updated : 2021-04-19 18:37 GMT+08:00