BEIJING, April 12 China Petroleum Engineering
said a subsidiary has won a contract worth $2.52 billion for the
construction of a gas processing plant with Russia's NIPI gas.
The project, part of the Power of Siberia pipeline to ship
gas from eastern Siberia to China, will process 42 billion cubic
metres of gas a year, the company said in a statement to the
Shanghai Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
It will take eight years to build and require an estimated
total investment of between $15-20 billion, it added.
The Russia-China eastern pipeline is designed to deliver 38
billion cubic metres of gas per year to China over 30 years,
with the first deliveries scheduled for 2019.
(Reporting by Dominique Patton; Editing by Alison Williams)