Power of Siberia

The Power of Siberia provides russian gas with access to China, a new market for Gazprom

Supplies via Power of Siberia gas trunkline started in December, 2019.

The pipeline crosses three regions of Russia, including Irkutsk Region, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Amur Region. After the construction completion, the total length will comprise about 3 000 km, with the designed export capacity of 38 bcma.

Currently, the first section of Power of Siberia gas trunkline is launched; it runs around 2,200 km from the Chayandinskoye field – the basis for the Yakutia gas production center – to Blagoveshchensk (Russian-Chinese border). It supplies gas to domestic consumers in Russia’s Far East and exports to China. In late 2022, Power of Siberia will start to receive gas from another field – Kovyktinskoye, which serves as the basis for the Irkutsk gas production center.

Implementation of the Project:

In 2009, Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed the Framework agreement on the main terms of deliveries of Russian natural gas to China.

In September 2013, Gazprom and CNPC signed the Agreement on basic terms of pipeline deliveries to China via the Eastern route.

On May 21, 2014, Gazprom and CNPC signed the Purchase and Sale Agreement to supply Russian gas to China. The 30-year agreement implies delivering 38 bcm of natural gas annually.

On September 1, 2014, Yakutsk hosted the celebrations dedicated to welding the first joint of the Power of Siberia gas transmission system.

On October 13, 2014, in Moscow, the parties signed a Technical Agreement — a supplement to the Purchase and Sale Agreement for gas supplies through the Eastern Route. This document defines basic parameters of design, construction and operation of the Power of Siberia gas trunkline cross-border section. In addition, the document contains the main technical and technological features of conveying gas from seller to buyer.

On December 17, 2015, Gazprom and CNPC signed the Agreement to design and construct the cross-border section of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, including the submerged crossing under the Amur River.

On September 4, 2016, in Hangzhou (China), Gazprom and CNPC signed an EPC contract for the construction of the submerged crossing of the cross-border section of the Power of Siberia pipeline under the Amur River. In July 2018, pulling of pipes through the first tunnel was completed.

On December 2, 2019, Power of Siberia was brought into operation launching the first-ever pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China.