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Date: 30 November 2022 Author: Grzegorz Kuczyński
Russia Doubled Piped Gas Supplies to China
From January to October 2022, Russia sent $3.1 billion worth of piped natural gas to China, a 182 percent increase from 2021, the General Administration of Customs of China reported.
Turkmenistan was the key supplier of natural gas to China––from January to October 2022, it delivered $8.23 billion worth of gas, up 53 percent from last year. Russia came in second, followed by Myanmar ($1.13 billion, down 2.6 percent). Kazakhstan ranked fourth ($996.5 million, up 15.2 percent), while Uzbekistan closed the top five list, with $916.7 million worth of gas, up 52.5 percent. Russian pipeline gas supplies to China climbed 2.54-fold in 2021 to over 7.53 mln tons worth $1.51 bln, marking a 2.37-fold increase. Back in September, China put into operation a new section of the pipeline to bring Russian gas flows through the Russia-to-China Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline. The Chinese section of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline linking Anping in the Hebei province and Taian in the Shandong province was put into operation on September 16. The Anping-Taian section is an important part of the 320-kilometer natural gas pipeline connected to Russia’s Power of Siberia pipeline. Its capacity is about 18.9 bcm of natural gas per year. Construction of the section started in October 2020. Both Russia and Gazprom will make settlements in roubles and yuan. The two have signed additional contracts to the long-term gas sales agreement via the eastern route. Notably, both sides agreed to switch payments for gas supplies to China to yuan and roubles.
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