Russian Federation opens natural gas pipeline to China

Russia switches on gas mega-pipeline to China as Putin touts closer ties

December 3, 2019 (EIRNS)-The longest gas pipeline in the world, the 8,000-km long Russia-China East-Route pipeline, the Power of Siberia Pipeline, was opened for business yesterday.

The mammoth Power of Siberia pipeline connecting the world's top gas exporter and its largest energy importer crowns years of tough negotiations and work in hard conditions. It has the capacity to deliver 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russian Federation annually. After five years of construction work over frozen, snow-covered land, the pipeline-with 5,000 km in China and 3,000 km in Russia-was officially inaugurated on schedule.

The shift of market focus to the East will help Russian Federation, one of the largest exporters of natural gas, skirt the adverse effects of Western financial sanctions imposed over its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea.

President Xi told Putin, "East-route natural gas pipeline is a landmark project of China-Russia energy cooperation and a paradigm of deep convergence of both countries' interests and win-win cooperation".

The 3,000-kilometer-long pipeline passes through the Irkutsk Region, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Amur Region.

The pipeline will diversify Russia's gas market while providing China with an alternative steady gas supplier, said Alexei Belogorey, deputy executive director on energy studies at Russia's Institute for Energy and Finance Foundation.

"This year the United States and some other Western countries have increased their interference in the internal affairs of China and Russian Federation, threatened the sovereign security of the two countries, and impeded their economic and social development", he said, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

Gazprom has stressed that the pipeline ran through "swampy, mountainous, seismically active, permafrost and rocky areas with extreme environmental conditions".

What's next for the Trump impeachment inquiry?
Turley tells members of the House Judiciary Committee that he thinks the impeachment proceedings are being rushed for no reason. The remaining two witnesses called by Democrats on the panel also classified Trump's conduct as categorically impeachable.

The new pipeline extends from Heilongjiang, on the Russian border, to Jilin and Liaoning, China's top grain hub.

"Deliveries of Russian gas to China by pipeline will raise Russian-Chinese strategic energy cooperation to a qualitatively new level and bring the goal of increasing bilateral trade turnover to $200 billion in 2024 closer to being realized", Putin said, speaking in Sochi, southern Russia.

The pipeline serves as a model of.mutually beneficial cooperation between our countries, Xi said.

China will be the main engine for an increase in global gas demand up to 2024, accounting for about 40 percent, according to the International Energy Agency.

Construction began in June 2015, and the pipeline is expected to be completed in 2020.

Russian Federation began seeking alternative economic partnerships after the USA and European Union imposed sanctions over its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in March 2014.

The company is to supply China with 38bn cubic metres of gas annually when the pipeline is fully operational in 2025.

Related News:



Most liked

'Vulnerability' in iPhone 11 Pro: Apple says nothing to worry
According to Chatterjee's claims, Apple will launch two top-segment smartphones with a screen size of 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches. There'll be one 5.4-inch model in 2020, two with 6.1-inch displays, and a larger iPhone with a 6.7-inch display.

Watch SpaceX launch a twice-flown Dragon capsule to the ISS live
This Dragon Capsule previously launched the CRS-4 and 12 missions to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Being able to do this 12 hours at a time from the exterior of the ISS will be extremely useful to the team of astronauts.

Terry Crews criticized the reaction to Gabrielle Union's "AGT" dismissal
The Howard Stern Show. "And excuse me, but these are kids, they can't be judging other kids no matter how successful they are". Old judges Howard Stern and Sharon Osbourne hold additionally spread out about their time on the objective to.

Trump Says Impeachment Case Should Be Over After Zelensky Denied Wrongdoing
Zelensky did not literally say that Trump did nothing wrong. "The server, they say Ukraine has it". "I don't trust anyone at all. These are important things, very important things, especially right now, when we are in such a hard position".

Here's Nunes' Bumbling Defense Of Those Key Giuliani, Parnas Calls
Bondy also told CNN that Parnas would be willing to testify that Nunes met with former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Victor Shokin. In court documents posted in the Times , it was said that " Devin Nunes did not communicate with Parnas in December 2018".

James Harden jaws with fan, sets free-throw record… for now
D'Antoni had a different explanation of why he was unable to challenge the call. "I've got nothing, I can't tell you". Capers said that the play was reviewable, but the Rockets eclipsed the 30 second window for challenging the play.

Deliveroo ad bags 300 complaints from viewers
Therefore, according to ASA the Deliveroo ad breaches code rules and thus it shall not be broadcasted in the current form. It said this was reinforced when the lady jumps into the Deliveroo bag and disappears.

Samoan measles outbreak kills 60 including 52 children
He said the fatality rate in Samoa was less than two percent but had been known to reach five percent in developing countries. Cases of measles have also been reported in other island nations like Fiji and Tonga but there have been no reports of death.

Lambie backs coalition on medevac repeal
Ms Lambie cried in the chamber as she backed the bill but would not reveal whether a deal had been struck to garner her support. The minister could also deny on health grounds - in this event it goes to the Independent Health Advice Panel for review.

England rope in Jeetan Patel as spin-bowling consultant
Jeetan Patel has retired from his nearly two-decade first-class career with Wellington in New Zealand . Meanwhile, England will play South Africa in four Test matches followed by three ODIs and three T20Is.

Harden’s 60 points help Rockets roll over Hawks, 158-111
Trae Young led the Hawks with 37 points and had five 3-pointers, but it wasn't almost enough to offset Harden's game. Well, three quarters of a game. "Hopefully when it is all said and done, I can be mentioned in that group forever".

Rumor: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Coming to PS5 ‘Sooner Than We Think’
Khan revealed speculated that the sequel to the popular Spider-Man game will not be launching on day one of the PlayStation 5 . And of course up until now we haven't heard anything from the developers to confirm that a sequel is even in the works.

Jaguar F-Type gets new design and tech
The V8 also comes with a "quiet mode" exhaust feature so as not to disturb your neighbors when starting the auto . First launched in 2012, the F-Type made quite an impact with its focused driving dynamics and talkative exhaust.

Germany expels Russian diplomats over Berlin murder
Federal prosecutors in charge of intelligence cases said they had taken over the investigation from Berlin authorities. German prosecutors said there was "currently no evidence" to suggest Khangoshvili was killed by "non-state actors".

Dwayne & # 39; The Rock & # 39; Johnson hesitated to remarry after the divorce
But Lauren was incredibly patient: "I love you, you love me, we have this wonderful life together-no presh "'. Hashian and Johnson met in 2006 (while Johnson was filming The Gameplan) and began dating soon after in 2007.