MOSCOW, 15 Sep — PRIME. Deliveries of gas through Power of Siberia in September regularly go beyond the daily contractual quantities, on September 10 a historical record of daily export volume was set, Gazprom reported.
“Gas exports to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline are growing under a bilateral long-term contract between Gazprom and CNPC,” the company’s Telegram channel says.
“Note that in September deliveries regularly go beyond the daily contract quantities. On September 10, a new historical record for the daily volume of exports was set,” Gazprom also reports.
The first pipeline gas supplies to China – via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline – began at the end of 2019 and amounted to 4.1 billion cubic meters in 2020, and increased by 2.5 times to 10.4 billion cubic meters the following year. As the project progresses, it is planned to annually increase the volume of deliveries until reaching the design annual capacity of 38 billion cubic meters by 2025.
In early February 2022, Gazprom signed a second long-term contract with CNPC for export via the Far East route. The total volume of supplies will grow to 48 billion cubic meters annually. Taking into account the Russian gas pipeline “Power of Siberia 2” and its continuation through Mongolia – the gas pipeline “Soyuz Vostok” – gas exports to China can be increased by another 50 billion cubic meters per year.