Syria's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sufian al-Alaw affirmed on Sunday that the Syrian Petroleum Company has completed work on the Arab Gas Pipeline within Syrian lands, and that the pipeline is now ready to transport gas from Egypt through Jordan and to the stations of Tishreen and Deir Ali.
Al-Alaw stressed the importance of gas in generating electricity as an efficient and nature-friendly source of energy, adding that the Syrian Petroleum Company will begin work on the second stage of the Arab Pipeline, which extends from Aleppo to the Turkish borders, estimating that work will take a year and a half to complete the second stage.
He added that Egypt will pump 900 million cubic meters of gas to Syria within the first year, and that the amount will increase gradually to meet Syria's increasing demand for gas.
The Arab Gas Pipelines is one of the most important Arab projects, as it connects Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, transporting and marketing gas through these countries to Turkey and Europe.
The Pipelines extend for 1200km from al-Arish in Egypt through Jordan and Syria all the way to the Turkish borders, with 600km of them in Syria.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Şubat 2008, 14:38