Power of Siberia pipeline to be filled with gas from September 1

Gazprom will start filling its Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline from September 1, Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk said in its corporate magazine.

Gazprom and CNPC signed a contract on gas supplies via the Power of Siberia pipeline, or the eastern route, in 2014. 

Gazprom plans to provide China with 38 billion cubic meters of gas per year over 30 years through the pipeline. 

The company will start supplies via the pipeline with 5 billion cubic meters, and the facility will reach its full capacity in several years, the Prime news agency reported.

In February, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said that gas exports to China via the pipeline will begin ahead of schedule on December 1.