Russia ratifies gas pipeline agreement with China

The agreement, originally signed in Moscow on 13 October 2014, aims to develop Russian-Chinese cooperation in the energy sector and outlines the main conditions for natural gas supplies from Russia to China, which includes a trans-border gas pipeline across the Amur (Heilongjiang) River between Blagoveshchensk (Russia) and Heihe (China).

The agreement’s conclusion is an essential condition for the contract signed between Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation on 21 May 2014, on the purchase and sale of natural gas and its delivery via the “√∑Eastern’ route, to come into force.

The agreement is valid for 40 years. Once its term ends, it is automatically extended for subsequent five-year periods if neither party has sent written notification of intent to terminate the agreement to the other party within the set deadline.

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