Chinese pipeline imports from Central Asia drop in Q1 2017

By Staff reporter 6 April 2017

China’s combined piped gas imports from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan declined by 7.16% year on year in Q1 2017, according to calculations by Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

The calculations were based on figures in a government news release that disclosed China received 6.95 mt of gas from the Central Asia-China Pipeline (CACP) during the quarter.

The CACP comprises three trunk pipelines that transport gas from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and which supplied 7.49 mt of pipeline gas in Q1 2016, according to customs data.

The CACP has supplied a total...

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