By the end of 2018, the Russian gas holding Gazprom intends to fully complete the laying of the Power of Siberia trunkline intended for gas supplies to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
According to Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the company's Board, by early March of the current year, the gas trunkline readiness was about 73% on the section from Chayandinskoye field to the border with China. A total length of the gas trunkline is approximately 4,500 kilometers with 9 compressor stations located there.
Markelov has also noted that 7 compressor stations will be built by 2022, while at the second stage of construction, Yakutsk and Irkutsk gas production centers will be connected. The third stage implies the expansion of gas transmission capacities on the section from Chayandinskoye oil and gas condensate field to Blagoveshchensk.
As a reference, last summer, the Russian gas holding signed an agreement with the Chinese CNPC, according to which gas supplies to China will be launched in December next year.