News 2015September 2015
The competent source of KazTAG agency in Astana informs that it was requested to hand over the largest oil pipeline company in Kazakhstan- KazTransOil JSC to the gas transport organization. "This proposal is being actively promoted by Kazakh gas transport officers, ostensibly, as a part of transformation and optimization of operating costs. The letter with such a request was already received by Sauat Mynbaev, CEO of NC KazMunayGas JSC.
It stipulated considering a possibility of transferring the operation functions for KazTransOil JSC to the Intergas Central Asia. It was further reported that the presence of (NC KazMunayGas JSC-by KazTAG) two companies in the pipeline operations is considered as inappropriate for today," said the source to the information agency. JSC Intergas Central Asia is a sole operator of all the main gas pipelines in Kazakhstan, including “Asian Gas Pipeline LLP, Beineu-Shymkent LLP, Gazprom OJSC, as well as the distribution networks of JSC Kaztransgas Aimak. Intergas Central Asia JSC.
The total length of the operated pipelines exceeds 48 thousand km. In addition, there are negotiations held on transferring the main gas pipelines Gazprom - Kyrgyzstan company to Intergas- Central Asia JSC in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic. The letter underlines that Intergas- Central Asia JSC has production branches on pipeline operation throughout the territory of Kazakhstan, with maintenance bases, warehouses, qualified personnel, necessary equipment and special identical equipment, reports KazTAG.