China increases gas exports from Central Asia

China increases gas exports from Central Asia

As of 20 December, since January this year, CNPC International Pipeline Company has supplied 46.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China via the transnational gas pipeline from Central Asia, providing a major contribution to the winter heat supply of the country, according to a press release of the company.

In view of the ongoing since last year, domestic demand growth in clean hydrocarbon fuel, gas exporting pipelines operated by CNPC, consistently maintain high performance throughout the year.

In 2017, Central Asian suppliers pumped 38.7 billion cubic meters to China with an increase of 13.4% compared to 2016.

The gas pipeline Central Asia-China includes three parallel lines A, B and C with total length of 1830 km. Since the commissioning of the pipeline Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China at the end of 2009, China exported about 250 billion cubic meters of gas.

Earlier the Ministry of Commerce of China said that this winter, the daily load on the gas-route from Central Asia to China will reach record levels at 160 million cubic meters per day.

In order to bring the Trans-Asian gas pipeline to full capacity, the CNPC-owned PetroChina Corporation has enhanced coordination with partners from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.