Prospects for global energy security are under discussion in Turkmenistan

The 8th International Gas Congress (TGC-2017) and an exhibition timed to coincide with it have opened in the Avaza National Tourist Zone. The big specialized forum is co-organized by Turkmengas State Concern and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan.

Among those attending the congress are more than 300 delegates from 36 countries, such as Austria, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Georgia, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Iran, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the USA, Turkey, Ukraine, the Philippines, France, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and others. This is strongly indicative of the big event's high importance and prestige.

Congress participants and guests visited the exhibition arranged in the luxurious Berkarar Hotel. It features the promising development trends for Turkmenistan's gas industry with the widespread adoption of scientific and technological advances.

Modern display stands of the following local operators: Turkmengas, Turkmennebit and Turkmennebitgurlushyk Concerns, Turkmengeology State Corporation, the Turkmenbashi Refinery Complex are wonderfully informative and rich in content. A big video screen shows a film about the activities of Turkmen Petroleum, a joint trading company (headquartered in the city of Dubai, the UAE) with the Turkmenbashi Refinery Complex's share in the capital.

Of particular interest were presentations on the projects (now completed and currently being implemented by foreign partners) in our country's fuel-and-energy sector. Among the partner companies are Dragon Oil (UAE), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), LG International Corporation and Hyundai Engineering Corp. Ltd. (Republic of Korea).

The following companies have display stands at the exhibition: Burckhardt Compression (Switzerland), Broen Oil&Gas (Denmark), ?urkmengazavtomatika-Krohne (a joint Turkmen-German enterprise), Yug-Neftegaz and Global Equipment PTF (Singapore), Petrotrade Hormozan and Jahanpars Group (Iran), Sumitomo Corporation Europe and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan), Petrofac (UAE), RAlnesans (Turkey). Among the exponents are also other international industrial, building, transport and trading companies, which have been cooperating successfully with our country's fuel-and-energy sector for many years as well as the ones, which are just trying to enter the prospective Turkmen market.

In the afternoon, the 8th International Gas Congress of Turkmenistan opened in the Berkarar Hotel's conference hall. Representatives from organizations and departments of Turkmenistan's fuel-and-energy industry offered their potential partners insights into the key aspects of the energy strategy, long-term development plans for the country's gas industry.

Special mention was made of ongoing preparations for the Ashgabat Energy Charter Conference entitled Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources to be held in late May. The high-level representative conference is aimed to continue the international dialogue in the strategic area such as formation of the new global energy security architecture, an integral factor for universal sustainable development.

The congress attendees were taken on a tour to the settlement of Kiyanly on the Caspian Sea coast to get acquainted with the construction progress of the region's biggest gas chemical complex for the production of polyethylene and polypropylene. The large-scale investment project is being implemented by Turkmengas State Concern in cooperation with LG International Corporation, Hyundai Engineering (Republic of Korea), and TOYO Engineering (Japan).

The 8th International Gas Congress will continue tomorrow. As part of the forum, bilateral meetings will be held between senior officials of Turkmenistan's oil-and-gas sector and foreign partners.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper