Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have begun to restore the Northern Sokh gas storage facility

    Energy 12 April 2023 2218

    The oil and gas departments of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have begun work on the restoration of the underground gas storage facility "Severny Sokh", located in the Uzbek enclave of Sokh on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic.

    It should be recalled that during the visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Bishkek, the Ministries of Energy of the two countries signed a roadmap for the preparation of a project for the restoration of the Northern Sokh gas storage facility for joint use.

    A working group was formed from the Uzbek side, which visited Kadamjhai district on April 10 to study issues within the framework of research on the project.

    According to the press service of the Uztransgaz company, specialists of the UzLITIneftegaz design institute conducted a preliminary survey of the storage gas wells and developed a technical specification for their field study.

    For reference: the underground gas storage facility "Severny Sokh" was put into operation in 1976. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was not used and was the subject of a dispute between the two states - almost all the storage is located on the territory of Kyrgyzstan, and the compressors are located on the territory of Uzbekistan. The storage capacity is about 3 billion cubic meters.