China, Kazakhstan sign agr't to expand natural-gas pipeline network

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Thursday, 08 September 2011 16:47
China, the world's biggest energy user, signed an accord with Kazakhstanto expand the capacity of a pipeline network delivering natural gas from Central Asia by more than 80 percent.  

According to Bloomberg, the two governments agreed to build the Kazakh section of Pipeline "C" that will originate from Turkmenistan and cut through Uzbekistan, China National Petroleum Corp., the country's biggest oil and gas producer, said in its online newsletter today. The link will flank two existing pipelines running through the three Central Asian nations.

China is turning to Central Asia for gas supplies to diversify fuel sources and to help cut the nation's reliance on coal and oil. Turkmenistan started deliveries in December 2009 and is the only country transporting gas to China by pipeline.

The capacity of Pipeline "C" will rise to 25 billion cubic meters a year by December 2015, boosting the network's capacity to 55 billion cubic meters, CNPC said.

Details at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-08/china-kazakhstan-sign-accord-to-expand-gas-pipeline-network-1-.html

BEIJING. September 8. KAZINFORM

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