Gazprom and CNPC anticipate Power of Siberia

A Gazprom delegation has visited China in anticipation of first gas through the Power of Siberia pipeline later this year.

The group, led by Gazprom’s Alexey Miller, travelled to Beijing where they met with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Board of Directors Chair Wang Yilin.

The meeting focused on the ongoing preparations for the start of gas supplies to China via the 3,000 km Power of Siberia gas pipeline.

“Construction of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline is going ahead of schedule and Gazprom will start delivering gas to China well in advance, as early as 1 December 2019,” said Dr Miller.

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.

In 2017, Gazprom and CNPC signed a supplementary agreement stating the pipeline would supply gas to China by the end of 2019.

For more information visit the Gazprom website.

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