The Central Asia-China natural gas pipeline’s annual export capacity will reach 55-60 billion cu m by 2015, media reported August 26, quoting a China National Petroleum Corporation company newspaper (China Petroleum Daily).
That figure would almost double the current estimated 2012 export capacity of 30 billion cu m. The pipeline, since it began operating at the end of 2009, has delivered 13.8 billion cu m of gas to China, according to China Petroleum Daily. It extends about 7,000km through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and China.
To meet the capacity expansion goal, workers are scheduled to finish construction of a third branch of the pipeline in 2013, Russia’s EnergoNius reported.
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