In Jan. 2020, the agreement was ratified by Kazakhstan's Mazhilis (lower house). According to the law and the agreement, Baikonur city will now be supplied with natural gas, which is 16 times cheaper than the liquefied gas used currently.
KazTransGaz Aymak as well as its Kyzylorda production branch will be supplying gas to the city. Retail gas supplies will be implemented without registration, which will allow to avoid double taxation.
Following the Mazhilis meeting, Kazakhstan's Minister of Energy Nurlan Nogayev noted that the retail price of the natural gas for Baikonur residents will be 18.6 tenge (4.89 cents) per cubic meter for physical entities and 18.9 tenge (4.97 cents) per cubic meter for legal entities without VAT.
Previously, Baikonur city was supplied with Russia's liquefied gas by a Russian venture.