2156 kilometers of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline were already built, according to Oleg Aksyutin, deputy chairman of Gazprom's board.


The pipeline system is almost ready — 2156 km are laid from Chayandinskoye field to the border with China, and 1950 km were already tested. We plan to fill the pipes with gas soon, said Oleg Aksyutin in the interview to «Russia 24» TV channel.

The company's representative also added that the first stage of gas supply will begin with the commissioning of Zeyskaya compressor station.

The new system will allow the supply of natural gas from Irkutsk region as well as Yakutia deposits to both the domestic and Chinese markets. The maximum capacity of the Power of Siberia will amount in 38 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

Earlier, News.ru reported that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is 60% completed.