In China, they suggested who could be behind the emergency at Nord Stream
MOSCOW, 28 Sep — PRIME. The incidents on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines are highly likely sabotage, which could be behind various countries, including Poland and the United States, according to a review posted on the Niu Tanqin account on the WeChat social network, the creator of the account is well-known journalist, deputy editor-in-chief of Xinhua News Agency’s Global magazine Liu Hong.
WHAT DOES MONGOLIA SAY?
Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh said on Thursday that he supports the construction of oil and gas pipelines from Russia to China via Mongolia, adding that its technical and economic justification should be studied. read more
Mongolian Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai told the Financial Times in July that he expected Russia to begin construction on the pipeline within two years.
Luvsannamsrai also said the final route of the line through Mongolia was not yet decided, according to the newspaper.
DOES CHINA NEED MORE RUSSIAN GAS?
Russia’s Gazprom already supplies gas to China through the first Power of Siberia pipeline under a 30-year, $400 billion deal, which was launched at the end of 2019.
Expected to supply 16 billion cubic meters of gas this year, it will deliver increasing volumes before reaching full capacity of 38 bcm by 2025.
In February, Beijing also agreed to buy gas from Russia’s Far East island of Sakhalin, which will be transported via a new pipeline across the Japan Sea to northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, reaching up to 10 bcm a year around 2026. read more
Meanwhile, China is also negotiating a new pipeline – Central Asia–China Gas Pipeline D – to source 25 bcm of gas annually for 30 years from Turkmenistan via Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
On top of piped gas, the country also has long-term contracts with Qatar, the United States and global oil majors for 42 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be shipped in on tankers, with most of the supplies starting in the next five years.