Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China Gas Pipeline

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Pipeline

Status

Announced/Under Negotiation

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Initiatives

Start Date

2012

Start of Construction

Planned Completion Date

2014

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Description

The 1,830km-long Line C runs parallel with Line A and Line B, starting from Gedaim on the border of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and entering China at Horgos, Xinjiang, to link up with the Third West-East Gas Pipeline. Construction of Line C was started in September 2012, and the overall welding work of the pipeline was completed at the end of 2013.

Upon completion of all its supporting facilities by the end of 2015, Line C reached its designed annual deliverability of 25 billion cubic meters. The overall delivery capacity of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline might hit 55 billion cubic meters per annum. This equals to approximately 20% of China’s natural gas consumption, and would substitute 73 million tons of standard coal, cutting carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide emissions by 78 million tons and 1.21 million tons respectively.