A Gazprom employee surveys the Power Of Siberia gas pipeline at the Atamanskaya compressor station in Russia’s Amur region on November 29. Photo: ReutersA Gazprom employee surveys the Power Of Siberia gas pipeline at the Atamanskaya compressor station in Russia’s Amur region on November 29. Photo: Reuters
A Gazprom employee surveys the Power Of Siberia gas pipeline at the Atamanskaya compressor station in Russia’s Amur region on November 29. Photo: Reuters
Li-Chen Sim
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Li-Chen Sim

The real aim of Gazprom’s new Siberian gas pipeline? To get China on board as a major energy customer for Russia

  • Gas prices have plunged since 2014 when China and Russia agreed to the Power of Siberia gas pipeline project, making it borderline profitable at best. However, it has opened the door to Chinese investment in bigger energy projects in Russia

A Gazprom employee surveys the Power Of Siberia gas pipeline at the Atamanskaya compressor station in Russia’s Amur region on November 29. Photo: ReutersA Gazprom employee surveys the Power Of Siberia gas pipeline at the Atamanskaya compressor station in Russia’s Amur region on November 29. Photo: Reuters
A Gazprom employee surveys the Power Of Siberia gas pipeline at the Atamanskaya compressor station in Russia’s Amur region on November 29. Photo: Reuters
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