Kazakhstan to export up to 10 bcm/year of gas to China
NC KazMunayGas and China National Petroleum Corporation held bilateral negotiations as part of the agreement which had been signed earlier by two heads of state.
The meeting led to agreement on future increase in export of Kazakh gas to China up to 10 bcm/year.
The parties agreed on the need to further develop gas transportation infrastructure, modernize and expand the capacity of gas pipelines.
China Corporation appreciated the implementation of the earlier adopted Kazakh gas supply agreement. It was decided to increase the capacities of A and B lines of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline by the end of 2019.
To expand the transportation in Kazakhstan, there are plans to increase the capacity of the Beineu-Bozoy-Shymkent by building new compressor stations and modernizing the existing ones.
K.Sharipbayev, Vice President, NC KazMunayGas, noted the strategic importance of Kazakh gas supply to People’s Republic of China and assured of the readiness of the Kazakh gas transportation system to expand the transportation and export of gas. Export of Kazakh gas to China was made possible by the agreements reached by heads of our states and two similar state initiatives of Kazakhstan and China – Nurly Zhol and One belt, one road, which promote the development and implementation of joint projects.
The Chinese partner highly praised the way Kazakh gas supplies to China were arranged and how much the partnership has evolved ever since Kazakh gas has been supplied to China. This long-awaited event took place on October 15, 2017.
Following the results of 2017 natural gas supplies from Central Asian States to China via the Central Asia – China gas pipeline increased by 13.4% and made up 38.7 bcm. Since the transnational gas pipeline was commissioned in the end of 2009, a total of 203.2 bcm. of gas has been transported to China.