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– China’s gas consumption could double in the next 15 years, Viktor Zubkov, chairman of Gazprom’s board of directors, said as quoted by RIA Novosti news agency.

– Consumption in the Chinese gas market grows every two years by roughly 38 bcm. Therefore, we are convinced that China needs additional sources of gas supplies from Russia, and Gazprom is ready to provide them, Zubkov noted.

He stressed that the People’s Republic of China has become a major importer of natural gas and the third largest gas consumer in the world, after the US and Russia.

Zubkov noted that even in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic, China’s gas consumption increased by more than 20 bcm.

By Annie Cook (photo: Gazprom)