Construction has started on the southern portion of the China-Russia East natural gas pipeline, which carries supplies from the Power of Siberia system in Russia, China Oil & Gas Piping Network Corp (PipeChina) in a statement on Tuesday. This portion starts at Yongqing in China’s northern province of Hebei and ends at Shanghai in eastern China. The full China-Russia East system is a 5,111-km (3,176-mile) pipeline pumping natural gas from the Siberia region in Russia to China.
Once launched in 2025, the southern part of the pipeline is expected to transmit 18.9 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas to the Yangtze River delta region each year, the statement said. Taking over pipeline assets from PetroChina, the newly launched PipeChina will be in charge of the investment, construction and management of the Yongqing to Shanghai pipeline.
Northeastern China started consuming Russian gas via the north portion of the China-Russia East pipeline since December…
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