Full-scale construction work has begun on the southern section of the eastern route of the China-Russia gas pipeline. The new site will integrate Shanghai, China's economic hub, into this major clean energy project.
According to the China Oil & Gas Piping Network Corporation, the southern section is being laid through Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Shanghai. After commissioning in 2025, the pipeline's throughput capacity will be 50 million cubic meters per day.
The northern and central sections of the gas pipeline in China were commissioned in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Crossing the Russian-Chinese border in the city of Heihe and further passing through nine administrative units of the PRC at the provincial level, natural gas is transported through the pipeline to regions such as Beijing, Tianjin and Heilongjiang province.
It was previously reported that the supply of natural gas from Russia to China via the Power of Siberia 1 (PoS 1) pipeline increased sharply , as a result of which the volume of gas supplies under contracts through pipelines doubled to 10 billion m3 /year (27.4 million m3 /day ).
According to the state operator PipeChina, PoS supplies as of January 3 amounted to 28.8 million m³ /day, with additional volumes going to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.