Gazprom has announced the construction of its Power of Siberia pipeline is ahead of schedule.
The 3,000 km gas trunkline will transport gas to the Russian-Chinese border from the Irkutsk and Yakutia gas regions of Russia.
During a press conference at the Asia-Pacific Markets Conference, Gazprom representatives – including Deputy Chairmen of the Management Committee Vitaly Markelov and Alexander Medvedev – said by the end of the year it planned to have completed more than 1,100 km, or approximately half, of the pipeline’s priority section.
As of June, approximately 774 km of pipeline had already been completed.
Construction on the first phase of the project, running 2,200 km from the Chayandinskoye field to Blagoveshchensk, on the Chinese border, commenced in 2014.The 800 km second phase involves the construction of a pipeline from the Kovyktinskoye field, in the Irkutsk Region to the Chayandinskoye field.
The third, and final, stage includes expanding the capacity of gas transmissions between the Chayandinskoye field and Blagoveshchensk.
Once the 1,420 mm diameter pipeline has been completed it will have a working pressure of 9.8 MPa and the capacity to export 38 billion m3 of natural gas per year.
For more information visit the Gazprom website.
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