China Grants Environmental Approval To Russia-China Gas Pipeline


BEIJING, May 17 (Reuters) - China granted an environmental clearance to the Chinese section of the Russia-China natural gas pipeline, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Tuesday.

The ministry has approved construction of the 737-kilometre (456-mile) pipeline from Heihe in the northeastern Heilongjiang province to Changling in the northeastern Jilin province.

The Russia-China eastern pipeline is designed to deliver 38 billion cubic metres of gas per year to China over 30 years, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2019.

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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css1983 | May. 17, 2016
It is a win-win for both Russian and China. Russia does not have to solely depend on Europe for gas sales. Pipeline gas is still cheaper than LNG and Russian and China can agree on a currency deal too, may be part payment in Euro or Yuan.


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