The Altai region expects to create the production of mineral fertilizers from natural gas
The Governor of the Altai Territory Alexander Karlin hopes that the gas pipeline "Altai" will create new industries and infrastructure in the region. According to him, work is underway toward the formation of proposals for the construction of facilities. It is about the prospects of participation of the Altai Territory in the project gas pipeline, which will connect the fields of Western Siberia and China. He noted that several years ago, when the issue of construction "Altai" has become urgent, the possibility of selection of the gas for consumption in the region has already discussed with the leadership of "Gazprom". "The issue of construction of gas-processing enterprises is studied now in the Altai Territory, in particular for the production of mineral fertilizers.
More than 6 million hectares of Altai arable land needs for mineral fertilizers, which can be produced from natural gas. Negotiating with Gazprom, we made ourselves known as an adequate partner who clearly understands the regional and national interests", said the governor of the Altai Territory.
We remind that on 9 November 2014, the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping signed a memorandum of gas supplies to the "western" route. At the same time, "Gazprom" signed with the Chinese framework agreement about gas pipeline "Altai". The framework agreement supposes an annual supply through "Altai" up to 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas for 30 years. This amount will be additional to the 38 billion cubic meters that have already received confirmation within the planned construction of the gas pipeline "The Power of Siberia" on the so-called "Eastern" route. The length of the gas pipeline "Altai" will be 2.6 thousand kilometers. Its route begins in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, passes through Tomsk and Novosibirsk regions, the Altai Territory and the Altai Republic and it will be released to the northwest of China, close to Mongolia, Xinjiang.