Gas Group will provide door-to-door service for all sizes of cylinder starting first in Macro Ryan, with 5 trucks on rounds, and increasing to coverage of the whole of Kabul with 200 trucks in successive stages. The emphasis will be on quality, both of propane gas and valve and regulator combination mounted on the cylinders. Careful attention has been paid to the safety considerations surrounding this energy market both in the storage and re-filling facilities and with cylinder equipment. Everything is designed to maximise safety and institute confidence in the customer with the product supplied by Gas Group.
Presently, Gas Group
imports propane gas from Turkmenistan by rail to
Turghundi where there is a large 500 tonne storage
facility with another 500 tonne facility in Herat.
Tankers carry the gas by road from Herat through
Kandahar to Kabul where there is an 800 tonne facility
for storage and distribution. Automation of the cylinder
re-filling process is in hand in Kabul. A 300 tonne
facility is under construction in Hairaton on the Uzbek
border and this will become operational in ca two
month’s time. At the end of the year another 500 tonne
facility will be built at Ekena, the Turkmen border
crossing north of Andkhoy, with tanker trucks bringing
LPG in sufficient quantities to service the projected
market in Kabul.