Yakutia–Khabarovsk–Vladivostok pipeline

The Yakutia–Khabarovsk–Vladivostok pipeline (also known as Power of Siberia pipeline) is a planned natural gas pipeline in Eastern Siberia to transport Yakutia’s gas to Primorsky Krai and Far East countries.




On October 29, 2012 President Vladimir Putin instructed the general manager of Gazprom to start the construction of the pipeline. The pipeline is expected to cost 770 billion roubles and the investment in gas production 430 billion roubles. It is expected to be operational by 2019. Capacity of the 56-inch (1,400 mm) pipeline would be up to 61 billion cubic metres per annum (2.2×1012 cu ft/a) of natural gas. 38 billion cubic metres per annum (1.3×1012 cu ft/a) would be supplied to China.




The 3,200-kilometre (2,000 mi) pipeline will start from the Chayanda oil and gas field in Yakutia. It will partly run within an integrated corridor with the second stage of Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline. In Khabarovsk, it will be connected with the Sakhalin–Khabarovsk–Vladivostok pipeline. Together, these pipelines will feed a planned LNG plant, which will produce liquefied natural gas for the export to Japan, and a planned petrochemical complex in Primorsky Krai. Branches toward Northern China are envisaged.

In addition, the project includes 800-kilometre (500 mi) pipeline from Irkutsk to Yakutia.


Source of supply


The pipeline will be feed from the Chayanda oil and gas field in Yakutia. The gas field is expected to be launched in 2019. Later the Kovykta field, which would come operational by 2021, will be connected to the pipeline. Independent producers may supply up to 25 billion cubic metres per annum (880×109 cu ft/a) of natural gas.


Source: Wikipedia


follow-up, 27. März 2013


Gazprom and CNPC sign MoU on gas supplies via eastern route
Gazprom and China’s CNPC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to transport gas to China as part of the Power of Siberia Project.

“The document is of long-term strategic nature, and determines the parameters of Russian natural gas supplies to China via the eastern route and establishes the framework for a 30-year contract for gas supplies from Russia to China,”

Dr Miller said.

The Power of Siberia will become a unified gas-transmission system (GTS) for the Irkutsk and Yakutia gas production centres, and will export gas from there to Vladivostok via Khabarovsk.

The approximately 4,000 km Yakutia-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok gas trunkline will be constructed as part of the first stage; the second stage will connect Irkutsk to the Yakutia centre by a second gas pipeline.


follow-up, 09. April 2014


Russia and China about to sign gas deal
Russia’s Gazprom and China are poised to conclude a gas supply contract in coming weeks, the first in a series of energy projects planned between the two countries.
Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich:

“We’re working now to sign a gas contract in May. Consultations are continuing and Gazprom’s leaders are holding talks with Chinese partners on the contract terms. We hope to conclude the contract in May and believe it should come into effect by the year end.“



follow-up, 17. April 2014


Russia and China forge closer ties, as EU explores sanctions
Russia is rolling out two major projects – a gas pipeline and a Crimea deep water port – with China, as EU countries and the US weigh options on economic sanctions.

Russia’s ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, told EUobserver on Wednesday (16 April) that work on the “Power of Siberia” pipeline and the Chinese construction of a 25-metre-deep port in Crimea are proceeding as normal despite the Ukraine crisis.

Describing the pipeline as a “mega-project”, he said it will pump 60 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas a year from the Kovykta and Tchayandinskoe gas fields to Russia’s far east, with a branch line to deliver up to 38 bcm a year to China.

He noted that Gazprom and China’s CNPC have a “legally binding” agreement from 2013 and that exploitation of the Tchayandinskoe field should start in 2019.

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