The Committee on International Affairs at a meeting on May 25 recommended ratifying the agreement between the governments of the Russian Federation and China on cooperation in the supply of natural of gas from Russia to China via the Far East route.
The agreement was signed in Moscow and Beijing on January 31, 2023. It defines the conditions and procedure for cooperation on gas supplies from Russia to China via the Far East route, including the cross-border section of the gas pipeline across the Ussuri River near the cities of Dalnerechensk in the Russian Federation and Hulin in China.
In accordance with the document, the parties support the successful implementation of the Natural Gas Purchase and Sale Agreement along the Far East Route between PJSC Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) dated February 3, 2022 and provide comprehensive assistance to authorized organizations in the implementation of design, construction and operation of the gas transport infrastructure necessary for gas supplies from Russia to China along the “Far East” route, including the transboundary section of the gas pipeline, the explanatory note says.
After the project reaches its full capacity, the volume of Russian pipeline gas supplies to China will increase by 10 billion cubic meters. m and in total will reach 48 billion cubic meters. m per year, including supplies via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, Gazprom reported earlier.
Gazprom, on the part of Russia, has been appointed the only organization that can supply gas through this cross-border section, and is also responsible for the design, construction and operation of the cross-border section of the gas pipeline on the territory of the Russian Federation. (CNPC), construction and operation of the Chinese part of the cross-border section – China National Pipeline Corporation.