Kazakhstan to pump 5 bn cmpy of gas into China pipeline
Kazakhstan will pump 5 bn cmpy of natural gas into the Central Asian gas pipeline linking China from 2014, Duisenbay
Turganov, vice-minister of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, said.
The pipeline linking Turkmenistan and China will be completed by the end of 2009. An initial capacity of 4.5 bn cm a year will be upgraded to at least 30 bn cm by 2012.
Kazakhstan holds the Caspian area's largest crude oil reserves and pumps more than half of the region's gas.
Turganov spoke at the Eurasian Energy Summit in the southern Chinese city.