Uzbekistan GTL

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Uzbekistan GTL is a planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) project based in southern Uzbekistan.


Construction of a GTL plant in Uzbekistan was discussed between Uzbekneftegaz and Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company in March 2008.[1] However, in April 2009 Uzbekneftegaz signed a heads of agreement for the GTL project with Sasol and Petronas.[2][3][4] On 15 July 2009, Sasol, Petronas, and Uzbekneftegaz signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for developing the GTL project.[5][6] The detailed feasibility study was conducted by Technip.[7] Technip will also conduct the front end engineering design.[8]

Technical features[edit]

The plant will use the Sasol's slurry phase distillate process. The annual capacity of the plant would be 1.3 million tonnes of petroleum products such as diesel, kerosene, naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas.[5] The project is expected to cost US$2.5 billion.[6]


The project to be jointly developed by Sasol, Petronas, and Uzbekneftegaz.[5][6] Each partner will have an equal share in the joint venture.[6]


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  2. ^ "Sasol eyes Uzbek GTL project". Brand South Africa. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Petronas signs Uzbek GTL pact". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 2009-04-08. (subscription required). Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Malaysia's Petronas in Uzbekistan oil-production deal". Reuters. 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  5. ^ a b c "Sasol signs Uzbekistan GTL pact". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 2009-07-15. (subscription required). Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  6. ^ a b c d Izundu, Uchenna (2009-07-17). "Sasol to establish GTL plant in Uzbekistan". Oil & Gas Journal. PennWell Corporation. 107. (subscription required). Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  7. ^ "Contract let for GTL plant in Uzbekistan". Oil & Gas Journal. PennWell Corporation. 2010-03-08. (subscription required). Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  8. ^ "Technip wins Uzbek GTL contract". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 2011-12-13. (subscription required). Retrieved 2011-12-13.