AKIPRESS.COM - The China-Central Asia Gas Pipeline delivered 3.87 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China in January, Xinhua reportedwith reference to PipeChina West Pipeline Company.
The pipeline transported 153 million cubic meters of natural gas a day at its peak during the period, according to the company.
The pipeline runs from the border between 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 total 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 for more than 11 years since it was put into service in December 2009.
Natural gas imports via the pipeline account for more than 15 percent of China's total consumption every year, according to company data. The pipeline benefits over 500 million people in 27 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.