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Gazprom, CNPC strengthen gas cooperation

Russian giant Gazprom and its Chinese partner CNPC discussed the issues regarding cooperation in the gas sector, including the status of the project for gas supplies via the eastern route (Power of Siberia).

It was noted that the project was going according to schedule, with the gas pipeline’s linear part from the Chayandinskoye field to the Chinese border completed by 84.4 percent (over 1,820 kilometers).

Pipe pulling operations were finished in the second tunnel of the crossing under the Amur River within Power of Siberia’s cross-border section.

The parties discussed the commercial and technical aspects of gas supplies to China from Russia’s Far East.

Emphasis was placed on joint efforts in such areas as underground gas storage, promotion of the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel, and gas-fired power generation.

At the meeting, heads of companies Alexey Miller and Wang Yilin signed a supplementary agreement to the agreement for cooperation in the field of mutual recognition of standards and conformity assessment results, inked on November 7, 2016.

The new document envisages the introduction of regulations on the terms and mechanisms of mutual recognition of testing results for the products of common interest for both companies.

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