China increases Turkmen gas import

Business Materials 25 November 2014 19:02 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov.25

By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:

The total volume of tank gas delivered from Central Asia to China by A, B and C pipelines as of November 13, 2014 reached 100 billion cubic meters.

Some 93 billion cubic meters of this volume was delivered from Turkmenistan, said the report of the Chinese CNPC company.

In particular, some 66.3 billion cubic meters were supplied by the Turkmengaz State Concern and 26.7 billion cubic meters from the Bagtyyarlyk contractual territory, where CNPC company implements development on the basis of Production Sharing Agreement with the government of Turkmenistan, according to the report.

CNPC has been buying fossil fuel in this region since 2009, after the launch of the first two A and B branches of the pipeline from Turkmenistan through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The third C branch, which also passes through this route and ends in Khorgos, China, was put into operation on May 2014.

Currently, work on construction of the additional, fourth D branch on a new transit, through Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan which will be launched at the end of 2016, is underway. The length of the D line is about 1,000 kilometers, and it goes to China through the Ulugqat County.

In 2021, the volume of annually delivered Turkmen natural gas to China within the framework of the economic zone of the Silk Road, as it was planned, will reach 65 billion cubic meters, the company said.