Chinese CNPC's current Turkmenistan gas imports reach 35 Bcm/year

Jan 27, 2015 12:00 AM

China is currently receiving 96 million cubic meters of gas per day via pipeline from Turkmenistan, translating into 35.04 billion cubic meters annually, state-owned China National Petroleum Corp said on its website.

Gas sales to China started in late 2009 under a 30-year, 30 Bcm/year deal agreed between CNPC and Turkmengaz.

The two companies have since then agreed to boost China's imports of Turkmen gas to 40 Bcm/year by 2015 and 65 Bcm/year by 2020.

CNPC said the current daily gas offtake from the Central Asian country is a 26.3% increase from the same time last year and 93% of the 20 million cu m/day incremental supply has come from its own Amu Darya gas project on the right bank of the Amu Darya river.

Turkmenistan has so far sent a cumulative 100 Bcm of gas to China, 29.3 Bcm of which was supplied from CNPC's project, the Chinese company said.

Detailed data from China's General Administration of Customs released late Saturday showed that China received 25.86 Bcm of Turkmen gas in 2014, a 5.3% increase from 2013.

China's gas imports from Turkmenistan are transported through the Central Asia-China gas pipeline network that links with CNPC's Second West-East Pipeline in western Xinjiang province at the border with Kazakhstan.

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