21 May, 14:24

Russia, China sign contract on gas supplies worth $400 bln over 30 years

Russia, China sign contract on gas supplies worth $400 bln over 30 years

Gazprom, China's CNPC sign contract on gas supplies to China on sidelines of President Vladimir Putin's visit. The gas supply contract with China is worth $400 billion over 30 years, Alexei Miller, the Russian gas giant's chief executive, told reporters in Shanghai.

"This is Gazprom's biggest contract. A contract like this has never been signed with any company," Miller said.

This works out at $350 per thousand cubic meters: Gazprom signed a 30-year contract to supply up to 38 bcm of gas to China per year. He said agreement on the contract was reached at 4:00 am local time in Shanghai.

"All the fundamental issues were resolved," he said. He said regarding mineral extraction tax for the gas fields where the gas for China would be sourced that "the sides have provided for preferential tax regimes."

Russia, China sign memorandum on gas supplies via Eastern route

Russia and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on gas supplies via the Eastern route in addition to the contract between Gazprom and CNPC, an Interfax correspondent reports from the signing ceremony.

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Wu Xinxiong, the head of China's National Energy Administration, signed the MoU.

Read also:

Asia-Pacific region needs security system without secluded coalitions - President Putin (PHOTO)

Putin checkmates Obama in "gas war"

Russia, China oppose Western sanctions, more strategic cooperation possible - expert

China's president voices support for new security architecture in Asia

  •  
    and share via