China-Central Asia gas pipeline transports over 10 bln cubic meters in Q1

Aerial photo taken on Feb. 4, 2021 shows a general view of the Horgos initial compressor station of the West Pipeline Company under China Oil & Gas Pipeline Network Corporation (PipeChina) in Horgos, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

URUMQI, April 15 (Xinhua) -- The China-Central Asia Gas Pipeline delivered 10.07 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China in the first quarter of this year, according to PipeChina West Pipeline Company.

Last year, the pipeline sent about 44.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China, said the company.

By the end of March, it had delivered a total of about 390 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China over a period of more than 12 years.

With a total length of 1,833 km and a designed annual gas transmission capacity of 60 billion cubic meters, the pipeline was put into service in December 2009.

The pipeline runs from the border of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, passes through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and links up with China's West-to-East Gas Pipeline in Horgos, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It is China's first transnational gas pipeline.

Editor: Duan Jing