Power of Siberia may be supplemented by western route of gas supplies to China

Two pipes will be instead of one! In the first half of November, 17 documents were signed in the framework of the APEC summit in Beijing between China and Russia, some of which relate to cooperation in the gas sector. In particular, in the presence of the Russian President and the Chinese Chairman head of Gazprom Alexei Miller and head of CNPC (the largest Chinese state-owned petroleum company) Zhou Jiping signed the Framework Agreement on natural gas supplies from Russia to China via the "western" route.

This document provides for the supply of 30 billion cubic meters of gas per year to China through the Altai gas pipeline, which will connect West Siberian fields with Xinjiang. There Chinese will connect it to its gas pipeline East-West, through which gas will reach Shanghai. The length of the line is about 6 700 km, 2 700 kilometers of which should be laid through Russia.

- The deliveries will be carried out from the fields in Western Siberia, this is the same resource base, which is used for the deliveries to Europe, - said Alexei Miller. - Thus, in view of the previously concluded agreements, the supply of Russian gas to China could exceed the export to Europe. Extensive work with Chinese colleagues is developed very dynamically. We set ourselves ambitious goals and are confident we will achieve them.

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