Construction on the south section of the China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline started last Tuesday, marking new progress in the two countries' energy cooperation to improve the capacity of natural gas supply in the Yangtze River Delta. The project will hold records as the world's longest single excavation, the deepest tunnel, the highest water pressure, and the largest diameter tunnel of its kind.
It is expected that in 2025, Russian natural gas will pass directly through the tunnel to Shanghai. By then, gas will be transported to the Yangtze River Delta region, crossing through the provinces of Northeast and North China, with an annual supply of 18.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas.
This will improve the region's emergency support capacity, to meet the development needs of natural gas and people's gas needs.
(Produced by Luo Meihui)