China asks Russia for more gas following historical delivery rate
Russian Gazprom revealed that daily gas deliveries to China hit historical high as Beijing asks for more.
Russia hits a historical landmark of daily natural gas deliveries to China as Beijing asks for more supplies.
Russian Gazprom announced on Friday China's request to increase the flow of Russian gas on its Telegram channel.
"On December 9, Gazprom set a new historical record for daily deliveries of Russian gas to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. The excess of Gazprom's daily contractual obligations under the gas purchase and sale agreement amounted to 16.4%," said Gazprom.
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The highest record of Russian gas delivery was reached after the joint Russian-Chinese project to construct a new 750km-long pipeline section linking Taian, Shandong and Taixing, Jiangsu to reach the Chinese Yangtze River Delta became operational on Wednesday.
The new section is part of the China-Russia east route natural gas pipeline entitled the West-East Gas Pipeline, connecting the Xinjian region with Shanghai.
The pipeline consists of the Power of Siberia, a 3,000km segment in Russia's far-east, and a 5,111km Chinese section that starts off in Heihe, a city that lies on the borders between the two countries, and ends in Shanghai.
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From January through October, Chinese imports of Russian gas via pipelines reached $3.1 billion, a three-fold increase year-on-year, according to data released by Chinese customs.
The data also revealed that China imported 32% more Russian gas in the first 10 months of 2022, amounting to 4.9 million tonnes, which are worth some $5.3 billion.
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