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Gazprom’s chief to fly to China for talks on Western gas supply route

February 12, 2015, 13:22 UTC+3 TOMSK
The Western route envisages gas supplies to China from gas fields in Western Siberia via the Altai gas pipeline
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Head of Gazprom Alexey Miller

Head of Gazprom Alexey Miller

© ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin

Infographics Altai gas pipeline Altai gas pipeline
Gazprom is in negotiations with China on supplying gas via the western route in the volume of 30 billion cubic meters per year and possibly increasing it later to 100 billion cubic meters per year. Infographics by TASS

TOMSK, February 12. /TASS/. The head of Russia’s gas giant Gazprom Alexey Miller is flying to China for talks on the Western route of gas supplies from Russia to China. He made this statement at a news conference in Tomsk in Siberia.

"We will have talks on the Western route, the Altai gas pipeline. Let’s hope that we will reach the final agreement in the near future", Miller said.

In November 2014, Gazprom and China’s CNPC signed a memorandum on gas supplies from Russia to China via the Western route.

The Western route envisages gas supplies to China from gas fields in Western Siberia via the Altai gas pipeline. The start of direct supplies is scheduled for 2019.

In May 2014, Gazprom and CNPC signed a $400bln contract for gas supplies from Russia to China via the Eastern route for 30 years. The Eastern route envisages supplies of 38 bln cubic meters of gas a year via the Power of Siberia pipeline.

Infographics Supplies of Russian natural gas to China Supplies of Russian natural gas to China
May 21, 2014, Gazprom and CNPC have signed a deal on gas supplies to China

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