Gas supply via Turkmenistan-China pipeline increases

Turkmenistan Materials 23 April 2016 08:16 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Apr. 23


About 10.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas was supplied via Central Asia-China gas pipeline, which starts in Turkmenistan, in January-March 2016 that is by 33 percent more than in the same period of 2015, Chinese Xinhua news agency reported.

Central Asia-China gas pipeline starts in Turkmen-Uzbek border city of Gedaim, runs through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and crosses the Chinese-Kazakh border in Khorgas (also known as Khorgos, Chorgos and Gorgos) city.

The pipeline's length is 1,830 kilometers and its total capacity will reach 55 billion cubic meters a year, said the agency.

In recent years, the tendency of sustainable growth has been maintained in natural gas supply volume, which is being supplied to China via Central Asia-China gas pipeline. It is the first transnational gas pipeline in China.

The project will be completed until 2020, according to the agency.

More than 140 billion cubic meters of natural gas were transported to China via the pipeline's A, B and C lines from late 2009 until March 2016.

Edited by SI