The liquid gas production in Kazakhstan is going to be increased by 300,000 tons and reach 3.5 million tons by 2025 in total, according to Minister of Energy Magzum Mirzagaliyev’s report to the government.

As the official noted, the number of investments for this sector is going to reach $1.2 billion by 2025. In addition, the country is going to raise natural gas production by 1.5 billion cubic meters.

However, to achieve that goal and increase the liquid gas production, three additional projects must be implemented first, Mirzagaliyev said. 

“First of all, this is a small gas treatment plant in Aktau with a capacity of 60,000 tons of product per year. The plant will cost $3.4 million and will be put into operation at the end of the next year. The second project is a new gas processing plant in Zhanaozen with a capacity of 900 million cubic meters of gas per year. The construction of the plant which costs $341 million must be completed in 2023,” he said.

Once the plant in Zhanaozen is ready to work it will produce 760 million cubical meters of natural gas, 232,000 tons of liquid gas and 82,000 tons of pentane-hexane fraction.

With regard to the third project, Mirzagaliyev reported that the construction of another gas treatment plant has begun this year. This plant is located at Kashagan oil field and has a capacity of one billion cubic meters of gas. It costs $883 million and must be finished in 2023 as well.