Uzbekistan to import natural gas in case of cold weather

"In case of abnormally cold weather and a shortage of own resources, gas may be purchased abroad to supply the population and socially important facilities of the republic," a representative of the Ministry of Energy said.

In the current autumn-winter period, 32.622 billion cubic meters of natural gas will be supplied to internal consumers. More than 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas has already been pumped into the underground gas storages.

"With a sharp drop in air temperature, seasonal consumers are obliged to switch to alternative fuels, and the released volumes of gas will be additionally directed to meet the needs of the social sphere, strategic facilities, and the population," the Ministry of Energy added.

In addition, the list of seasonal gas consumers in Uzbekistan includes automobile gas stations, greenhouses, a number of producers of building materials, and catering enterprises.

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