Gazprom’s Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline to China will start a seven-day maintenance period on Tuesday, Kallanish Energy reports.
The company said in a note works will take place from Sept. 15 to Sept. 22, following an agreement between Gazprom and CNPC. The parties have scheduled maintenance twice in a year, in spring and autumn.
The 3,000-km pipeline is contracted to deliver 38 billion cubic meters per year (Bcm/y) of gas to CNPC, under a 30-year agreement. The infrastructure, commissioned in December 2019, enabled the first-ever pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China.
Currently, the Power of Siberia delivers gas from the Chayandiskoye field, the basis for the Yakutia gas production center, to domestic consumers in Russia’s Far East and to China.
In late 2022, the pipeline will start to receive gas from one more field, the Kovyktinskoye, which serves as the basis for the Irkutsk gas production center.
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