Turkmenistan and Russia are not competitors in the field of gas supplies to China, - Russian Ambassador

19:52 03.08.2023 2140

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 Russia and Turkmenistan are not competitors in the field of gas supplies to China.  This was stated by Russian Ambassador to Ashgabat Ivan Volynkin in an interview with TASS.

 “The Russian-Turkmen strategic partnership is manifested not only in words, but also in deeds. I can say with confidence that our countries are by no means competitors in the field of gas supplies to China, but, on the contrary, work together, saturating a dynamically developing market  Celestial blue fuel,” Volynkin said.

 The Ambassador emphasized that both Russia and Turkmenistan are reliable suppliers of hydrocarbons.  “At the same time, our country supplies gas mainly to the northern and northeastern regions of China, while Turkmenistan supplies gas to the western provinces,” he added.

 Russia and Turkmenistan also cooperate in the gas sector.  As TASS reported, the former Russian ambassador to Ashgabat Alexander Blokhin, last year Gazprom bought about 5 billion cubic meters from Turkmenistan.  M of gas.  In 2021, the Russian company purchased 10 billion cubic meters from Turkmenistan.  M of gas.  The agreement between Gazprom and the Turkmen side is valid until 2024.

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