China's CNPC starts building major gas pipeline in Uzbekistan

16 December 2011 10:13  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) started construction of the Uzbekistan section of its Central Asia-China Gas pipeline on 15 December, the company said on Friday.

The Uzbekistan portion stretches 529km and is part of the 1,840km Line C of the project, CNPC said in a statement.

Line C is designed to deliver 25bn cubic metres (cmb) of natural gas each year from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to China.

The line is due to start gas supply from January 2014 and is expected to reach its designed capacity in December 2015, CNPC said.

Line C runs parallel with the Line A and Line B that are already in operation. The combined transmission capacity of the two operating lines is currently at 17bn cbm/year, but should reach 30bn cbm/year by June 2012, the company said.

By: Fanny Zhang
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