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    Kyrgyzstan-China Pipe Work to Start 2019


The fourth gas pipeline from central Asia to China will also be the shortest and one of the largest supply routes once the entire project is complete.

by: Dalga Khatinoglu

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Kyrgyzstan-China Pipe Work to Start 2019

The central Asian republic Kyrgyzstan plans to start building the 215-km section of the Central Asia-China-D line in late 2019, the head of the state industry committee Ulanbek Ryskulov said December 18. He said it would cost $1.2bn and take three years.

The three parallel branches (A,B,C) of the central Asia-China pipeline, each about 1,830 km long, have already become operational, totalling 55bn m3/yr. They all start in Turkmenistan, pass through Uzbekistan and end at Khorgos on the Kazakhstan-China border.

The 1,000-km D line, passing through Turkmenistan-Tajikistan-Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan to China, would add 30bn m3 to the central Asia-China pipeline capacity. None of participating countries has started building it yet.

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are not gas exporters, but the line D is almost about 55% shorter than the other central Asia-China branches and would supply west China. Lines A, B, C as well as Russia’s Power of Siberia (with 38bn m3/yr) are designed to reach China’s north-west regions.