China News Service, Horgos, Xinjiang, April 7 (Li Ming and Li Huihui) From January to March this year, the Central Asian natural gas pipeline transported more than 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China, with a daily volume of 120 million cubic meters, according to the Horgos metering station of the pipeline.
The Central Asia Gas Pipeline is China’s first transnational energy route to import natural gas from land. The pipeline starts from the border between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in the west, runs through central Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan, and enters China through the Khorgos Port in Xinjiang.
After entering China, the Central Asia Natural Gas Pipeline connects with the second and third lines of West-East Natural Gas Pipeline through the Horgos Compresor Station, and then goes east from Horgos all the way through Hunan and Hubei, and finally reaches Shanghai. The pipeline has delivered clean energy to more than 500 million people in 27 provinces and municipalities along the route.
The Khorgos metering station of the Central Asia natural gas pipeline, located at Khorgos port in Xinjiang, is the last station for natural gas from Central Asia to enter China. Song Haoyong, head of the Khorgos Metering Station of the Central Asia Natural Gas Pipeline, said, “On the premise of prevention and control of the epidemic, we will carry out round-the-clock routine and professional inspection of the station to ensure the safe and smooth operation of the station.”
At the same time, personnel from China and Kazakhstan supervised the Central Asian natural gas through remote sharing methods such as video shooting and photo transmission, which ensured the compliance and smooth handover of international measurement trade between the customs of China and Kazakhstan.
Data show that the Central Asia gas pipeline was put into operation in December 2009 and has been operating safely and stably for more than 11 years. As of March 31, the Central Asia natural gas pipeline had transported 346 billion cubic meters of imported natural gas to China. (after)