28 Dec 2023 17:40

Gazprom exports to China in 2023 will exceed 22.5 bcm, despite 22 bcm contractual obligation

MOSCOW. Dec 28 (Interfax) - Russian gas exports to China in 2023 will total over 22.5 bcm of gas, the Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Alexei Miller said at the company's final pre-New Year conference call.

"China is our strategic partner. In addition, I want to say that on December 23, we set a historical record for daily gas shipments to China. This year, one-and-a-half times more gas will be supplied to China than in 2022. At the same time, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the volume of additional gas shipments since the start of the Power of Siberia commissioning is the maximum compared to all previous years," he said.

"The volume of shipments to China in 2023 will be over 22.5 bcm of gas, with our contractual obligations being 22 bcm," Miller said.

"And in 2025, dear colleagues, and there is no doubt about this, we will reach the contracted volumes of gas shipments to the People's Republic of China of 38 bcm of gas. And I am sure we will continue to regularly set new daily gas shipment records to that country," he said.

Miller also said that Gazprom has begun implementing a project to build a "Far Eastern" gas supply route to China from the Russian Far East, and shipments from there will begin no later than 2027. Work also continues on organizing Russian gas shipments to China through Mongolia.