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CNPC gets government nod for Sino-Russia pipeline plans

09th October 2014

CNPC has received government approval for its design of the Chinese portion of the new gas transmission network planned to bring 38 billion cubic metres a year of Russian natural gas to China

CNPC gets government nod for Sino-Russia pipeline plans
The pipeline will connect to the Russian section at Heihe city, in the north-eastern Heilongjiang province

The Chinese state-owned oil and gas giant, China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), has released details about its approved plan to build its section of the pipeline to bring Russian gas to Chinese customers.

The pipeline will connect to the Russian section at Heihe city, in the north-eastern Heilongjiang province, before travelling through Jilin, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Hebei, Tianjin Municipality, Shandong, Jiangsu and its final destination, Shanghai.

CNPC has said that construction will begin in the first half of next year and is due for completion in 2018.

Russian president Vladimir Putin inaugurated the construction of the Russian section of the pipeline, dubbed Power of Siberia, on 1 September.

Gazprom head, Alexei Miller, has also suggested Gazprom and CNPC are in negations over a second transmission system further to the west, with an announcement planned for November.

On May 21, 2014 Gazprom and CNPC signed the USD 400bn purchase and sale agreement for the Russian pipeline gas supply to China. The 30-year contract stipulates gas supplies in the amount of 38 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

Over one trillion cubic meters of gas will be supplied during a whole contractual period.

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