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Russia starts work on Gazprom gas pipeline to China

01/09 15:15 CET

By Vladimir Soldatkin US KHATYN Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Monday presided over the start of construction work on a pipeline which is planned to ship 38 billion cubic metres (bcm) a year of Russian gas to China, ramping up from 2019. The 4,000 km Gazprom "Power of Siberia" pipeline is a key part of the Kremlin's energy strategy, symbolising Russia's attempts to wean itself off dependence on…

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