Russia's Gazprom to sign gas supply contract with China

Russian energy giant Gazprom have planned to sign a 30-year gas supply contract with China via the western route, the company's CEO Alexei Miller said Wednesday.

IANS| Updated: Sep 18, 2014, 03:22 AM IST

Moscow: Russian energy giant Gazprom have planned to sign a 30-year gas supply contract with China via the western route, the company's CEO Alexei Miller said Wednesday.

"Gazprom plans to sign a contract to supply China with 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas via western route over thirty years," Xinhua quoted Miller as telling President Vladimir Putin during their meeting here.

The China-Russia West Route natural gas pipeline project connects gas deposits in Western Siberia and the northwestern part of China via Russia's Altai region.

Gazprom is to sign the 30-year contract with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in November.

Miller also said Gazprom might consider more than doubling the volume of supply.