The China-Central Asia Gas Pipeline delivered over 47.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China during 2019, China-based Xinhua news agency reported on Monday citing PetroChina West Pipeline Company.
As of December 31, 2019, China imported 294.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas via the pipeline, benefitting over 500 million people in 27 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions, and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the company said.
The company added the China's first transnational gas pipeline, with a total length of 1,833 km and a designed annual gas transmission capacity of 60 billion cubic meters per year, has been operating stably and safely for 10 years since it was put into operation in December 2009. The natural gas imports via the pipeline account for more than 15 percent of China's total consumption.
The China-Central Asia Gas Pipeline is Central Asia's key gas export route. It currently consists of three lines (A, B and C) that deliver gas from the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border to China, via Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Construction of a fourth pipeline, Line D, is currently underway.