Gazprom and CNPC close to signing a contract on the Western route

Gazprom and CNPC close to signing a contract on the Western route


The Western route stipulates the delivery of gas to China from fields in Western Siberia in the amount of 30 billion cubic meters per year in the first phase.

PERTH (Australia), 13 APR. Gazprom and China’s CNPC close to signing a contract on supplies of Russian gas to China via the Western route, said Deputy Chairman of “Gazprom” Alexander Medvedev at the plenary session in the framework of the LNG Conference.

“We have already signed a contract on the Eastern corridor for the supply of 38 billion cubic meters of gas. And we are very close to having to sign another contract for 30 billion cubic meters”, — he said.

The Western route stipulates the delivery of gas to China from fields in Western Siberia in the amount of 30 billion cubic meters per year in the first phase. In may 2015, Gazprom and CNPC signed an agreement on the basic conditions of pipeline deliveries of natural gas from Russia to China along this route, which was named “Power of Siberia-2”.

The Eastern route of gas supplies to China involves the construction of the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia”. It already comes as Russia and China. Deliveries of Russian gas to China along this route is expected from 2019, at the peak they will reach 38 billion cubic meters of gas per year.