Workers attend the starting ceremony for laying the Kazakhstan-China Natural Gas Pipeline in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, on July 9, 2008. The 1,300-km Kazakhstan-China Natural Gas Pipeline is part of the Central Asia-China Natural Gas Pipeline starting from Turkmenistan, which will export 30 billion cubic meters of gas to China annually in a period of 30 years. (Xinhua/Wang Zuokui)
BEIJING, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The Central Asia-China Natural Gas Pipeline has delivered over 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China in the first quarter of this year, with daily gas transmission standing at about 120 million cubic meters, statistics from Horgos Metering Station of the Central Asia-China Natural Gas Pipeline on Wednesday.
The Central Asia-China Natural Gas Pipeline runs from the border between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, passes through central Uzbekistan and south Kazakhstan and links up with China's West-to-East Gas Pipeline in Horgos of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
With a total length of 1,833 kilometers and a designed annual gas transmission capacity of 60 billion cubic meters, the pipeline has been operating stably and safely for more than 11 years since it was put into service in December 2009.
As of March 31, the Central Asia-China Natural Gas Pipeline has delivered a total of 346 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China.
(Edited by Bao Nuomin with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)