Russia is currently planning the Power of Siberia II gas pipeline, which would go to China via Mongolia.

Russian president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday opened the Kovykta gas field, which is located west of Lake Baikal. The president did not travel to the place but ordered the workers to start work via video link. The newspaper reported about it Moskovsky Komsomolets.

The largest gas field in Eastern Siberia, Kovykta, was transferred to the Russian state gas company Gazprom in 2011, when Gazprom bought the owner company’s entire stock from its former owner TNK-BP. The field is connected by a pipeline over 800 kilometers long to the field located in Southeast Yakutia, which is part of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline network.

Kovytkan the gas is to be sold via pipeline to China. According to the Reuters news agency, Russia’s plans are to increase gas sales to China by 2030 to more than double the current level. In the past year, Gazprom’s European trade has further collapsed to a fraction.

Russia is currently planning the Power of Siberia II gas pipeline, which would go to China via Mongolia.

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