CNPC: Line C of Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Operational
On May 31, at the initial station of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline in Uzbekistan, the gas valve was turned on to boost natural gas from Turkmenistan to Line C of the pipeline, indicating the new transnational pipeline jointly built by CNPC and its Central Asian counterparts has become operational.
The 1,830km-long Line C runs parallel with Line A and Line 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 was 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 designed annual deliverability of 25 billion cubic meters. By then, the overall delivery capacity of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline will hit 55 billion cubic meters per annum. This equals to approximately 20% of China’s natural gas consumption, and would substitute 73 million tons of standard coal, cutting carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide emissions by 78 million tons and 1.21 million tons respectively.