Beineu-Bozoy-Shymkent Gas Pipeline

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Beineu-Bozoy-Shymkent Gas Pipeline (also referred to as the Beineu–Shymkent (Gas) Pipeline; Russian: МГ Бейнеу-Бозой-Шымкент; МГ Бейнеу-Шымкент) is an operating natural gas pipeline in Kazakhstan.[1]


The pipeline starts in Beyneu (Beineu), Mangystau Region, Kazakhstan and runs to Shymkent, Turkistan Region, Kazakhstan.[2][3]

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Project details

  • Operator: Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP
  • Owner: QazaqGaz JSC (50%); Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Cоmpany Ltd. (50%)[4][5]
  • Parent company: Samruk-Kazyna SWF JSC[6], China Reform Holdings Corp.[7]
  • Capacity: 15 bcm/year[8]
  • Length: 1,449 km[8]
  • Diameter: 42 inches[8]
  • Status: Operating[8]
  • Start year: 2015[8]
  • Cost: USD $3.6 billion[9]
  • Financing: China Development Bank Corporation[9]; Bank of China[9]; KazTransGaz JSC[1]
  • Associated infrastructure: Central Asia–China Gas Pipeline


The route of the pipeline passes through the Mangistau, Aktobe, Kyzylorda and Turkistan regions in Kazakhstan. This project is considered a part of the Central Asia–China Gas Pipeline, to which it connects in Shymkent. This project's importance is in that it connects several existing pipelines in Kazakhstan into a unified network, allowing gas to be delivered for the first time to the southern regions of the country, as well for export to China via the Central Asia–China Gas Pipeline. The pipeline is supplied by gas from the oil and gas fields in West Kazakhstan,[8] including Zhanazhol, Kenkiyak, and Urikhtau.[10]

The project started in January 18, 2011, when, on an equal share basis, Kazakh and Chinese companies KazTransGas JSC (rebranded to QazaqGaz in 2021)[5] and Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Company Ltd created the Beineu - Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP.[4] Construction started in September 2011 and the pipeline was commissioned in November 2015.[10]

Originally the pipeline had the operational capacity of 10 bcm/year.[10] In September 2020, construction of an additional (fourth) compressor station was finished, which allowed to increase pipeline capacity to 15 bcm/year.[1][11]


The project is operated by Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP, which is a 50/50 percent joint venture between QazaqGaz JSC and Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Limited Company.[12] KazTransGas JSC was a subsidiary of JSC NC KazMunayGas, the state-owned oil and gas company of Kazakhstan.[13] Rebranded, QazaqGaz is a subsidiary of Samruk-Kazyna SWF JSC.[6] Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Company Ltd. is a subsidiary of China Reform Holdings Corp.[14][7] In 2015, KazTransGas JSC has signed a loan agreement with China Development Bank Corporation and Bank of China for a sum of USD $2.5 billion for a period until 2028 to finance the construction of the pipeline.[6]


The workers of Zhanazhol and Kenkiyak oil and gas fields went on a strike in November 2021 to demand a salary increase in front of the offices of CNPC-AMG (СНПС - АктобеМунайГаз) and CNPC - Aktobe Transport Company (СНПС - Актюбинская транспортная компания).[15]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Газопровод «Бейнеу-Бозой-Шымкент» вышел на проектную мощность". 24 Хабар News. Sep 23, 2020. Retrieved Aug 31, 2021.
  2. "Map of the pipeline (Карта газопровода)". Beineu - Shymkent. Retrieved Aug 31, 2021.
  3. "Астана ждет газификации". Forbes Kazakhstan. June 6, 2017. Retrieved Aug 31, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Газопровод «Бейнеу-Бозой-Шымкент» является крупнейшим трубопроводным проектом за историю независимого Казахстана". Beineu - Skymket. Retrieved Aug 31, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "KazTransGas rebranded and became QazaqGaz". QazaqGaz. Retrieved July 14, 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "National company QazaqGaz JSC (KZTG)". Kazakhstan Stock Exchange. Apr 1, 2022. Retrieved July 14, 2022.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "PetroChina To Pull Out of Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Company". Pipeline Technology Journal. Nov 26, 2015. Retrieved Aug 31, 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 "Отчет о деятельности ТОО «Газопровод Бейнеу-Шымкент» по транспортировке товарного газа по магистральному газопроводу за 2021 года" (PDF). Beineu Shymkent. Retrieved July 13, 2022. line feed character in |title= at position 21 (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 ""КазТрансГаз" привлекает синдицированный заем для финансирования строительства газопровода "Бейнеу - Бозой - Шымкент"". Intergas Central Asia. 2015-08-21. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "В Казахстане запустили новый газопровод исторического значения Бейнеу-Бозой-Шимкент". Nov 24, 2015. Retrieved Aug 31, 2021.
  11. "Газопровод "Бейнеу-Бозой-Шыкмент" вышел на пиковую мощность". КазТрансГаз. Retrieved Aug 31, 2021.
  12. "Beineu-Shymkent Modernisation". European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Oct 1, 2018. Retrieved Aug 31, 2021.
  13. "KazMunayGas". KazMunayGas. Retrieved Aug 31, 2021.
  14. "Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Co Ltd". Bloomberg. Retrieved Aug 31, 2021.
  15. "В Актюбинской области на месторождениях Кенкияк и Жанажол около сотни водителей вышли на протест". Azattyq. 2021-11-01. Retrieved 2022-07-13.