Uzbekistan to Begin Supplying Gas to China

- May 17th, 2012

Reuters reported that this year, once legal issues are settled, Uzbekistan plans to begin pumping gas to China using a pipeline that crosses three Central Asian states. Turkmenistan is currently the only supplier using the pipeline.

Reuters reported that this year, once legal issues are settled, Uzbekistan plans to begin pumping gas to China using a pipeline that crosses three Central Asian states. Turkmenistan is currently the only supplier using the pipeline.

As quoted in the market news:

The Central Asian pipeline network, launched in 2009, runs nearly 2,000 km (1,250 miles) from Turkmenistan through the former Soviet neighbours of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan before reaching China’s northwestern Xinjiang region.

‘We haven’t started shipping gas yet,’ [Tulagan Zhurayev, head of Uzbek state-controlled gas transportation firm Uzbektransgas] said. ‘We plan this year to supply between 2 billion cubic metres (bcm) and 4 bcm. We have the gas and everything is ready.’

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