Pipeline gas supplies to China will soon reach the level of exports from Russia to Western Europe. This was stated by the Chairman of the Board of Gazprom, Alexey Miller, in the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin,” a fragment of which published journalist Pavel Zarubin in his Telegram channel.
“Only pipeline supplies to China in the very near future can reach the level of supply volumes that we had for export to Western Europe,” he said, emphasizing that we are talking only about pipeline supplies.
In January of this year, Russia came out in first place in terms of natural gas supplies to China, surpassing Turkmenistan and Qatar. We were talking about gas supplies both through a gas pipeline and in liquefied form. In total, Russia supplied over 2.7 billion cubic meters to China. m of gas, of which 2 billion were supplied via the Power of Siberia, LNG accounted for about 0.77 billion.
In mid-February “Gazprom» reportedthat Russia could become the largest gas supplier to China in the near future. Then in company remindedthat in February 2022 Gazprom entered into a second long-term gas purchase and sale agreement with China. Thus, gas supplies to China via the “Far Eastern” route will amount to 10 billion cubic meters. m per year, infrastructure design is currently underway. Also Gazprom leads negotiations on supplies of 50 billion cubic meters. m of gas to China through Mongolia, the design of the gas pipeline is already underway.
In 2022, Russia supplied a record 15.5 billion cubic meters to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. m of gas, exports increased by 49% compared to 2021, said Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak. Deliveries via the Power of Siberia began in 2019, and within five years the export volume should grow to 38 billion cubic meters. m per year. Once the Far Eastern route reaches full capacity, volumes will increase to 48 billion cubic meters. m per year. And taking into account the supply of 50 billion cubic meters. m of gas to China via Mongolia, Russian gas export volumes will amount to almost 100 billion cubic meters. m.