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Head of Turkmenistan Visits Unique GTL Plant

Head of Turkmenistan Visits Unique GTL Plant

The President of Turkmenistan visited the Akhal province, where he got acquainted with the activities of the unique GTL plant, which was opened in June 2019. The industrial giant produces synthetic gasoline from natural gas on an industrial scale.

During the visit, the Head of State met with the specialists of the enterprise and also discussed aspects of the construction of its second stage.

Dovrangeldi Sapbaev, head of the plant, expressed gratitude to the Turkmen leader for the construction of this industrial enterprise. It should be noted that the facility is the first in the world to carry out industrial-scale production of environmentally friendly synthetic gasoline based on natural gas.

The plant's director stressed that about 1.8 thousand tons of gasoline is produced here daily. The plant's products are exported to Europe and Afghanistan.

The head of state held a meeting with a number of experts who told him about the peculiarities of the industrial giant, as well as about the key organizational stages of production. The experts noted that the eco-characteristics of this fuel are as close to ideal as possible.

At the end of the familiarization visit to the plant the President held a working meeting with executives of the oil and gas complex of Turkmenistan. The head of state noted that the fuel and energy resources available in the country should serve not only the Turkmen citizens but the whole mankind. The Turkmen leader separately dwelt on hydrogen, calling it "fuel of the future" and instructed the officials to consider the possibility of large-scale production.

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