(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 2. Uzbekistan plans
to offer to Kyrgyzstan to relaunch the old North Sokh underground
gas storage of Fergana region, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat
Mirziyoyev said during a meeting with residents in the Andijan
region, trend reports via Uzbek media outlets.
During his speech, the president mentioned the main part of the
gas storage facility with a total volume of 2.5 − 3 billion cubic
meters is located in the territory of Kyrgyzstan, while the
compressors are in Uzbekistan's territory.
Mirziyoyev emphasized the importance of holding negotiations
with the Kyrgyz side on the joint use of the South Sokh underground
The North Sokh underground gas storage facility was established
in 1978 in order to provide natural gas to consumers of the Fergana
region during the autumn-winter season. About 33 years later, since
2011, the work of the gas storage facility has been suspended, due
to border delimitation matters.
Furthermore, there are two underground gas storage facilities in
Uzbekistan. One of the underground gas storage facilities is
located on the territory of Gazli in the Bukhara region, and the
other one is in the Khojaabad district of the Andijan region.
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