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Power of Siberia: A Natural Gas Pipeline Brings Russia and China Closer [April 21, 2020]   [open pdf - 509KB]

From the Overview: "The 'Power of Siberia,' the first natural gas pipeline to bring Russian gas into China, began operations in December 2019. The pipeline's initial capacity, 5 billion cubic meters (BCM), would meet 1.3% of China's 2018 natural gas consumption. As the pipeline reaches its full capacity of 38 BCM by 2025, natural gas likely will be able to displace coal in China's northwest region in the long term. The Power of Siberia pipeline runs just over 1,400 miles from Russia's Chayanda natural gas field and connects to China along the border of Heilongjiang province; the pipeline will eventually extend from the Kovykta field (another 400 miles) in Siberia. [...] Congress may consider how this long-term energy arrangement between Russia and China may affect U.S. foreign policy and security."

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CRS In Focus, IF11514
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2020-04-21
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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