Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 9
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan became the leader for volumes of gas supply to China in nine months of 2016, said China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC).
During the period, Turkmenistan supplied 18.32 million tons of gas to China that is by 11.2 percent more than in nine months of 2015, according to GACC.
Revenues from export decreased by 29 percent to $4.68 billion. Average value of gas, supplied from Turkmenistan to China, decreased by $145 and was $255 per ton.
Uzbekistan delivered 2.73 million tons of gas to China during the period that is by 2.4 times more than in January-October 2015. Meanwhile, Kazakhstan supplied 229,140 tons of gas to China.
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) buys natural fuel from Central Asia since 2009, after the pipeline from Turkmenistan through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan was launched. Beijing plans to increase the volume of annual gas purchase up to 65 billion cubic meters.