On Monday, the firm revealed that «a historical record was set for daily gas supplies from Russia» to the Asian nation on December 23.
However, it did not provide a figure for the total amount shipped.
Speaking last week, Gazprom’s CEO Alexey Miller said that supplies exported to China have exceeded its daily contractual obligations by more than one-third.
- The very fact that demand is increasing is undoubtedly a good thing for us
- But most importantly, we are already delivering above-contract, above-design volumes at this moment in time
The company’s spokesman, Sergey Kupriyanov told journalists on Saturday that «all accusations alleging that we undersupply gas to the European market are absolutely baseless, unacceptable and inconsistent with reality.»
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the importance of partnership between Moscow and Beijing, claiming that the 2 nations «have very trusting relations,» which helps build good business ties.
He also added that the states are jointly developing high-tech weapons as they cooperate in the field of security.
Putin met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping via video summit earlier this month amid strained relations between East and West.
Yuri Ushakov, the Russian leader’s foreign policy adviser, said after the discussions that the leaders pledged to develop shared financial structures to enable the 2 states to strengthen their economic ties, free from the interference of 3rd countries.
At the end of November, Igor Sechin, the chief of Russia’s state-run oil giant Rosneft, said that Moscow and Beijing have «achieved historical success in developing comprehensive cooperation and strengthening comprehensive ties, and the industry is creating the basis for further increasing trade.»
The Power of Siberia pipeline is the largest gas transportation system in eastern Russia, boasting an export capacity of 36 billion m3 of gas annually.
Deliveries of Russian gas via the channel began in December 2019 under a 30-year contract between Gazprom and CNPC, inked in 2014.