Line C of The Central Asia – China Gas Pipeline Becomes Operational

The initial section of the Central Asia – China Gas Pipeline in Uzbekistan is now operational.

The gas valve was turned on to boost natural gas from Turkmenistan to Line C of the new transnational pipeline, jointly constructed by CNPC and its Central Asian counterparts.

The 1,830 km Line C runs parallel with Lines A and B, starting from Gedaim on the border of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and entering China at Horgos, Xinjiang, to link up with the Third West-East Gas Pipeline. Construction of Line C started in September, 2012, and the overall welding work of the pipeline was completed at the end of 2013.

Upon completion of all its supporting facilities by the end of 2015, Line C will reach its design capacity of 25 Bcm/a, by which time the overall delivery capacity of the Central Asia – China Gas Pipeline will hit 55 Bcm/a. This is equivalent to approximately 20 per cent of China’s natural gas consumption, and would replace 73 MMt of standard coal, reducing carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide emissions by 78 MMt and 1.21 MMt respectively.

( Edited by Topco)