Extension of Power of Siberia pipeline in China reaches Shanghai
MOSCOW. Dec 7 (Interfax) - The extension of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline in China has reached its terminus in Shanghai in the east of the country.
China's Xinhua News Agency reported that the Taian-Taixing section of the pipeline has been officially commissioned.
The pipeline system receiving Russian gas begins in the border city of Heihe and ends in Shanghai, crossing nine provinces, autonomous regions and cities of central subordination. Its total length in China is 5111 kilometers, of which 3371 kilometers have been built and the remaining 1740 kilometers already having been in operation. According to the agency, Russian gas is supplied to three provinces in northeast China, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and the Yangtze River Delta region.
Deliveries of Russian gas via the Power of Siberia pipeline began in 2019 from the Chayandinskoye field located in Yakutia. In the coming days, the Kovyktinskoye field in the Irkutsk region will be connected to supplies via the pipeline. In October, gas from it was fed into the Power of Siberia trunk pipeline for pre-commissioning work under load.
In the first five years, the volume of supplies is due to increase to 38 billion cubic meters per year. In 2021, Gazprom supplied 10.39 billion cubic meters of gas to China via this pipeline, exceeding contracted figures by 390 million cubic meters. In 2022, deliveries are expected at the level of 15 billion cubic meters, and in 2023 - 22 billion cubic meters.