• Route preliminarily determined for new Russia-Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

Kazakhstan’s energy minister Almasadam Satkaliyev has said that Russia and Kazakhstan have “preliminarily determined” a route for a new gas pipeline to China, and conditions are now being discussed regarding construction, as Reuters reports.

Though no capacity details are yet available, the project would help shift delivery of produced Russian natural gas from Europe to China, as the global energy landscape continues to shift as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Kazakhstani gas might also be delivered.)

Currently, the only operating pipeline supplying China with Russian gas is the Power of Siberia, with a capacity of 38 billion cubic metres per annum, but talks are underway regarding the Power of Siberia 2 pipeline, with an annual capacity of 50 bcm.