December 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the commissioning of the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline. As you know, the Central Asia – China gas pipeline includes three parallel lines (A, B and C) that run through the territory of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China. The length of each line is 1830 km, their total capacity is 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Since the beginning of operation, over 300 billion cubic meters of natural gas have already been exported from Central Asia to China. Turkmenistan provides more than 80% of the volume of gas supplies to China.
In accordance with intergovernmental agreements, after the commissioning of the fourth branch (line D) of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline, natural gas supplies from Turkmenistan to China will increase to 65 billion cubic meters per year.
Line D will be laid from the border of Turkmenistan through the territory of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Its length is about 1000 km, and its capacity is 30 billion cubic meters of gas per year.