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Line C of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline becomes operational

World Pipelines,

On 31st May, 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 1830 km 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 m3. By then, the overall delivery capacity of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline will hit 55 billion cubic m3 per annum. This equals to approximately 20% of China’s natural gas consumption, and would substitute 73 million t of standard coal, cutting carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide emissions by 78 million t and 1.21 million t respectively.

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