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Kazakhstan to export 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China per year

(People's Daily Online)    13:20, January 16, 2018

Kazakhstan is to export 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China each year, according to KazTransGas, Kazakhstan’s national operator in the field of gas and gas supply, on Jan. 15, China News reported.

KazTransGas and China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) agreed that the former is to increase its export of natural gas to China from 5 billion to 10 billion cubic meters.

KazTransGas disclosed that the both sides regard it necessary to further develop the gas transportation infrastructure, for example, to build new compressor stations and increase the capacity of the existing gas pipeline.

Kayrat Sharipbayev, vice-president of KazTransGas, stressed that Kazakhstan’s gas exports to China has important strategic significance for both countries, and both sides are ready to increase the amount.

The vice-president added that agreements reached by both countries in energy cooperation and docking of Kazakhstan’s economic policy with the Belt and Road Initiative proposed by China have made a series of cooperative projects between the two counties possible.

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