6 Sep 2023 12:54

Novak: Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline route almost determined

MOSCOW. Sept 6 (Interfax) - The route of the Power of Siberia 2 export gas pipeline has almost been determined, Deputy Russian Prime Minister Alexander Novak said in an article for the Energy Policy journal.

"The process of determining the route of the Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline is at the final stage. It is assumed that the gas pipeline will pass near the cities of Achinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kansk, Sayansk, Angarsk and Irkutsk and then through the Republic of Buryatia south of Lake Baikal and to Russia's state border close to the settlement of Naushki. A plan is under consideration to build a gas pipeline branch from Naushki to the city of Ulan-Ude and onwards to the city of Chita with a total length of 700 km," he said.

The Power of Siberia 2 project calls for supplying up to 50 billion cubic meters of gas from fields in Western Siberia to China through Mongolia per year.

Gazprom started to assess the possibility of supplying up to 50 billion cubic meters gas to China across Mongolia per year in 2022. Front-end engineering and design for the Soyuz Vostok gas pipeline project began in February 2022. The pipeline will be an extension of Power of Siberia 2 in Mongolian territory.