China-Central Asia gas pipeline transports over 40 bln cubic meters in 2022. (Photo/CHina News Service)
(ECNS) -- The China-Central Asia Gas Pipeline has transported over 40 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China in 2022, according to the Horgos initial compressor station of PipeChina West Pipeline Company on Monday.
Horgos initial compressor station is the first stop of the China-Central Asia Gas Pipeline and also a critical point of China's West-to-East Gas Pipeline. The station shoulders the task of receiving, measuring and exporting natural gas from Central Asia and the coal gas from Yili in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, with an operation pressure of 12 MPa.
The station has eight natural gas compressors with a total power of more than 240 megawatt, which can pressurize over 2,000 cubic meters per second.
China-Central Asia Gas Pipeline runs from the border of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, passes through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and links up with China's West-to-East Gas Pipeline in Horgos.
With a total length of 1,833 kilometers and a designed annual gas transmission capacity of 60 billion cubic meters, the pipeline was put into service in December 2009.
As China's first transnational gas pipeline, it benefits over 500 million people in 27 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions, and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.