Turkmenistan-China Pipeline Capacity Will Reach 55 Bcm This Year
Capacity of Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline will reach 55 billion cubic meters (bcm) this year, Trend News Agency reported citing country’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
In 2010, capacity of the first two lines hit 30 bcm and in late 2014 a third line with 25 bcm capacity was added. In 2013, the two nations signed an agreement to construct the fourth gas pipeline with a capacity of 25 bcm per year.
The fourth branch will stretch along the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan-China route. The pipeline is planned to be constructed in 2017, Trend News said.
Thus, by 2017, the capacity of Turkmenistan’s pipeline system running in the eastward direction will increase up to 80 billion cubic meters.
Under the agreement signed between the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Turkmenistan’s State Concern Turkmengaz, by late 2021, Turkmenistan will annually supply China with 65 billion cubic meters of gas, Trend News said.