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New gas pipeline is opened between Turkmenistan and China.


2009, December 14


The pipeline will deliver to China 40bn cubic meters of natural gas per year and is expected to reach its full capacity by 2013. This amounts to an estimated 50% of China's total 2007 natural gas production. The gas pipeline, which is 1,800km in length, connects a gas field in Turkmenistan with China's most western province of Xinjiang. The pipeling runs through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

The gas pipeline is of strategic relevance to China, because it breaks Russia's long-standing stranglehold on Turkmenistan's gas supplies.



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