Kazakhstan’s Energy Minister Nurlan Nogaev has suggested considering the opportunity of laying pipes for Gazprom’s Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline mega-project over the territory of the country with a further connection to the West-East gas pipeline system of China, TASS reports.
According to Serikzhan Ermantaev, a spokesman at the Ministry, Nogaev announced the proposition at a meeting with Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Wednesday.
“Nogaev suggested considering an option of routing the Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline over the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan with subsequent connection to the West-East gas pipeline system of the People’s Republic China,” Ermantaev said.
The ministers also shared their opinions on bilateral cooperation in the fuel and energy sphere and discussed interaction within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union, the spokesman said.
“Novak noted meaningful nature of Russian-Kazakh energy interaction and mutually beneficial partnership of two countries, including in the sphere of oil and gas transportation,” he added.
Power of Siberia is a Gazprom-operated pipeline in Eastern Siberia that transports natural gas from Yakutia to Primorsky Krai and China. It is a part of the eastern gas route from Siberia to China. The proposed western gas route to China is known as Power of Siberia 2 (Altai gas pipeline). The pipeline length is 3,968 km.