The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline has delivered over 40 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China since the beginning of this year.
During the period, the pipeline shipped around 120 million cubic meters of natural gas a day, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday with reference to the PipeChina West Pipeline Company.
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, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It is China's first transnational gas pipeline.
With a length of 1,833 km and a designed annual gas transmission capacity of 60 billion cubic meters, the pipeline has been operating stably and safely since it was put into service in December 2009, according to the report.
It benefits over 500 million people in 27 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions, and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.