September 17, 2008

Oil Extraction Up in Western Turkmenistan

Text of report by state-owned Turkmen TV Altyn Asyr channel on 17 September

Oil industry workers from the Goturdepe oil and gas producing directorate have produced 1,498,000 tonnes of black gold [oil] from productive wells [in western Turkmenistan] since the beginning of this year. The Goturdepe field is one of the richest deposits in the country's oil and gas sector.

This is the highest indication among enterprises in the composition of the Turkmennebit [Turkmen oil] state concern, and it accounts for about 25 per cent of entire oil extracted throughout the country in first eight months.

The oil industry workers from Goturdepe are now increasing the pace of work.

Originally published by Turkmen TV Altyn Asyr channel, Asgabat, in Turkmen 0300 17 Sep 08.

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