Russia and China still discussing western route – Novak

By Staff reporter 6 September 2017

Russia and China are still discussing a western route for gas supplies, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said.

“The [talks on gas supplies from Russia to China via a western route] have not been suspended, they are ongoing,” Novak told reporters.

Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. signed a sales-and-purchase agreement for the Russian company to deliver gas via the Power of Siberia pipeline – the so-called eastern route – in 2014.

An agreement was made to supply 38 billion cubic metres per year for 30...

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