Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 18
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
As of November 30, 2016, some 152.9 billion cubic meters of gas have been supplied from Turkmenistan to China since the beginning of operation of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline in 2009, the Turkmen Oil and Gas Complex said.
The gas is supplied via the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline, according to the data with reference to the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).
"Some 100.5 billion cubic meters of the total volume of supplied gas accounted for Turkmengas state concern while 52.4 billion cubic meters - the Bagtyyarlyk contractual territory, where China's CNPC is producing gas on PSA terms," the Turkmen Oil and Gas Complex said.
At present, the pipeline has three branches with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year. The fourth branch of the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan-China new pipeline is planned to be built.
The annual supplies of Turkmen gas to China will be increased to 65 billion cubic meters in the future upon the agreement between CNPC and Turkmengas state concern.