Gazprom and CNPC discuss gas supplies to China via the Eastern route

Gazprom and CNPC discuss gas supplies to China via the Eastern route


In Beijing hosted the meeting of Deputy Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Vitaly Markelov and Vice-President of CNPC van Dozzina in which the company discussed gas supplies via the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia”.

MOSCOW, 18 Mar. Gazprom and China’s CNPC have discussed the project of gas supplies to China via the Eastern route — pipeline “Power of Siberia”, is spoken in the message of the Russian company.

This topic was discussed at the working meeting in Beijing Vice Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Vitaly Markelov and Vice-President of CNPC van Dozzina. Only Gazprom is planning three routes of deliveries of pipeline gas East, West and the Far East. The most researched is still the Eastern route, involving the construction of gas pipeline “Power of Siberia”. Soon it is expected the conclusion of the sales contract on the Western route.

2014 Gazprom is building trunk gas pipeline Power of Siberia intended for gasification of the far Eastern regions of Russia and for export to China. The export potential of the pipeline is estimated at 38 billion cubic meters per year. The length of pipes in Russia will amount to about three thousand kilometers.

The final pipeline from the Kovykta gas condensate field in the Irkutsk region through the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia to Blagoveshchensk in the Amur region. Further, the pipeline crosses the border of Russia and China across the Amur river and from the town of Heiho will begin the Chinese part of the length of 3,17 thousands of miles, which will reach the province of Shanghai.

In the first stage, “Gazprom” builds section “Power of Siberia” from Blagoveshchensk Candy up to 2.2 thousand kilometers. Commissioning of this phase is scheduled for 2018, 2019, are scheduled to begin direct gas deliveries to China. Deliveries via the Eastern route will start with volume at 5 billion cubic meters and will subsequently be increased to 38 billion.

In the second stage, in 2022, it is planned to connect to the system, Kovykta gas condensate field through the construction of a gas pipeline from there to Candy length of about 800 kilometers. China’s CNPC started the construction of a branch from the “power of Siberia” on its territory in June 2015 and has promised to enter this area by 2018.