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Gas fills Power of Siberia

Gazprom has completed feeding natural gas into the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, making it ready to transport supplies to China.

Power of Siberia’s linier part is ready for the commencement of Russian pipeline gas supplies to China since the Chayandinskoye field’s gas in Takutia reached the near-border gas metering station in Blagoveshchensk.

On May 21, 2014, Gazprom and CNPC signed a 30-year sales and purchase agreement for Russian gas to be supplied via the eastern route – the Power of Siberia gas pipeline – for deliveries of 38 billion m3/a.

Start-up and commissioning operations are now undergoing at the core facilities of the Chayandinskoye field while drilling of gas production wells is progressing ahead of schedule.

Additionally, production drilling has commenced at the Irkutsk region based Kovyktinskoye field, which will start feeding gas into Power of Siberia in early 2023.

The next step is to feed the pipeline’s gas into the transborder crossing under the Amur River.

Power of Siberia is the largest gas transmission system in Russia’s east that will transport gas from the Irkutsk and Yakutia gas production centres to consumers in China and Russia’s far east.

For more information visit the Gazprom website.

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