12 May 2023 14:23

Design and survey work on transit gas pipeline via Mongolia to China at final stage - Gazprom

MOSCOW. May 12 (Interfax) - Design and survey work on the transit gas pipeline through Mongolia is at the final stage, Gazprom has noted following a meeting of the joint working group with the Mongolian government.

Gazprom reported that a meeting of the working group to implement the memorandum on the project to supply gas via pipeline from Russia to China through the territory of Mongolia was held in Ulaanbaatar under the leadership of Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board Vitaly Markelov and Mongolian Deputy Prime Minister Sainbuyan Amarsaikhan.

"Participants at the meeting discussed the progress of the design and survey work on the construction project of the Soyuz Vostok gas pipeline. It was noted that the work is being carried out in full accordance with the approved plans and is at the final stage," according to the press release.

Gazprom plans to construct a gas pipeline with capacity of 50 billion cubic meters through Mongolia to China. According to the feasibility study, the pipeline route in Mongolia will be 962.9 km in length, the pipe diameter will be 1400 mm, and five compressor stations are envisaged.

Gazprom and the Mongolian government in January 2022 signed a protocol on the results of the consideration of a feasibility study for constructing the Soyuz Vostok gas pipeline. The Soyuz Vostok Gas Pipeline special-purpose company prepared the feasibility study.

The respective parties in February 2022 signed an agreement on completing the design and survey work as part of the project, as well as an activity plan for the joint working group for 2022-2024.