Islamabad: According to news sources, the $3.6 billion plant, which was originally scheduled to open in 2020, would enable the Central Asian country to use its vast natural gas reserves to produce more fuels like diesel, which it currently imports due to declining crude oil production and inadequate refinery capacity.

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Uzbekistan plans to start up its first gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in the second half of this year, according to project contractor Enter Engineering.

The $3.6 billion plant, which was originally scheduled to open in 2020, would enable the Central Asian country to use its vast natural gas reserves to produce more fuels like diesel, which it currently imports due to declining crude oil production and inadequate refinery capacity.

In an email, Enter Engineering said, “Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 the project has the implementation of planned works currently standing at 95.3% and the launch ceremony is scheduled for the second half of this year,”

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He added, “The construction and installation phases are now complete, with finishing and testing works about to commence.”

When the project was first announced in 2018, the plant’s management stated that it will process 3.6 billion cubic meters of gas per year and generate 1.5 million tonnes of diesel.

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