The China-Central Asia Gas Pipeline delivered 10.07 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas to China in the first three months of this year, the Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported last Friday with reference to PipeChina West Pipeline Company.
Last year, the pipeline transported about 44.1 bcm of natural gas to China, according to the company.
As of the end of March, it had delivered a total of around 390 bcm of natural gas to China over a period of more than 12 years.
The pipeline with a total length of 1,833 km and a designed annual gas transmission capacity of 60 billion cubic meters was put into operation in December 2009.
The pipeline runs from the border of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, passes through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and links up with China's West-to-East Gas Pipeline in Horgos, the northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It is China's first transnational gas pipeline.