The Central Asian nation plans to build two new pipelines to
carry gas from the Galkynysh field. One would run to Pakistan
and India and the other would cross the Caspian Sea en route to
the European Union, easing the bloc’s dependence on Russian gas.
“We can launch industrial output at Galkynysh next year,”
the Turkmen government official, who declined to be named
because he is not authorised to speak publicly on the matter.
“Right now, three gas-processing plants are being built, and
two of them are certain to be ready in January or February,” he
said on the sidelines of an energy conference.