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Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Door to Hell in Turkmenistan

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Natural gas holeHell door Turkmenistan or "The Door to Hell" is a 230 feet large natural gas hole. On 1971, Soviet geologists were drilling the ground found there was a big cave filled with natural gas. The team decided to break the cave to avoid the poisonous gas leakage and continue digging. They burned the gas and expected that it would be stopped within few days. But unexpectedly the fire is still burning since 1971. The name, "Door to Hell", was given to the field by the locals. The hot spots range over an area with a width of 60 metres and to a depth of about 20 metres.

Where is Door to Hell Located?

The exact place of the hole is at Derweze. It is located in the middle of the Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan. There are 350 inhabitants living here. The name, "Door to Hell", was given to the field by the locals.
The natural gas hole named the door to hell in Turkmenistan
The Door to Hell

Business Plan

Turkmenistan plans to increase its production of natural gas, intending to increase its export of gas to China, India, Iran, Russia, and Western Europe from its present level to 75 million cubic metre in the next 20 years.
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