The President of Turkmenistan and the head of the Chinese CNPC discussed the construction of the fourth branch of the gas pipeline in China

On June 20, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov met with member of the board and president of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Hou Qijun , the state news agency TDH reports .

The meeting was also attended by the Chinese Ambassador to Ashgabat Qian Naicheng .

The parties expressed satisfaction with the previous experience of cooperation and discussed the possibilities for its expansion.

The representative of CNPC spoke about the work of the company in Turkmenistan - about the development of hydrocarbon fields "Bagtyýarlyk" and "Galkynys".

“At the same time, the importance of the agreements reached at the highest level regarding the development of the second stage of the Galkynys field and the laying of the fourth branch of the Turkmenistan-China transnational gas pipeline was noted,” TDH writes.

The official website of CNPC reports that the Chinese delegation was in Turkmenistan from 17 to 21 June. Qijun also accompanied President Berdimuhamedov to the opening ceremony of a gas gathering station at the Gadyn field in Lebap province on June 18.

According to the press service of CNPC, after negotiations with the head of Turkmenistan, the president of the company met with the vice-premier of the Turkmen government for oil and gas issues Shahym Abrdakhmanov , with whom he discussed the current situation and trends in the Chinese gas market.

Abdrakhmanov announced Turkmenistan's intention to continue cooperation with China.

China and Turkmenistan stepped up intergovernmental cooperation after it became known in May 2021 that China hopes to increase supplies of Turkmen gas to compensate for losses due to a reduction in its imports from Australia.

In February 2022, the construction of the fourth branch (D) of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline was discussed in Beijing by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Chinese President Xi Jinping .

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan