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Russia / China: Putin, Xi launch 'Power of Siberia' gas pipeline

Russian Federation, Sochi, Beijing
December 02, 2019 at 10:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping announced the launching of ‘Power of Siberia’ gas pipeline in a video conference between the two leaders on Monday.

Putin praised the project, saying it brings Moscow and Beijing closer to reaching $200 billion bilateral trade goal by 2024.

Xi on his turn said the pipeline “is a landmark project of bilateral energy cooperation. It serves as an example of deep integration and mutually beneficial cooperation,”

He also paid tribute to the workers involved in the construction of the pipeline.

“Our workers, engineers, oil workers, struggled with frost, severe climatic conditions, overcoming huge difficulties. They carried out construction work at a high level and showed the world a high level of skills.”

The 3,000-kilometre-long (1,860 mile) pipeline is expected to pump 38 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year at full capacity.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping announced the launching of ‘Power of Siberia’ gas pipeline in a video conference between the two leaders on Monday.

Putin praised the project, saying it brings Moscow and Beijing closer to reaching $200 billion bilateral trade goal by 2024.

Xi on his turn said the pipeline “is a landmark project of bilateral energy cooperation. It serves as an example of deep integration and mutually beneficial cooperation,”

He also paid tribute to the workers involved in the construction of the pipeline.

“Our workers, engineers, oil workers, struggled with frost, severe climatic conditions, overcoming huge difficulties. They carried out construction work at a high level and showed the world a high level of skills.”

The 3,000-kilometre-long (1,860 mile) pipeline is expected to pump 38 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year at full capacity.

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