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ASTANA (TCA) — Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Gazprom Management Committee, Huang Weihe, Vice President of PetroChina (on behalf of China’s state-owned oil and gas company CNPC), and Daniyar Berlibayev, Executive Vice President for Transportation, Processing and Marketing of Kazakhstan’s oil and gas company KazMunayGas, on October 5 signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 7th St.Petersburg International Gas Forum.
The document reflects the interest of the parties in long-term strategic cooperation in the natural gas vehicles (NGV) market, including via developing the natural gas filling infrastructure along the Europe–China international transport corridor, Gazprom said.
The Memorandum provides for an assessment of the potential number of gas-powered cargo vehicles and the amount of natural gas that could be used for refueling vehicles at the Russian, Kazakh and Chinese sections of the route in the period up to 2030.
The results of the assessment will serve as the basis for the drawing up of the tripartite Roadmap for the development of the natural gas filling network along the Europe–China international transport route.
PetroChina is the largest Chinese company engaged in oil and gas production and marketing. The majority stake of PetroChina is owned by CNPC.
KazMunayGas National Company is Kazakhstan’s operator for exploration, production, processing and transportation of hydrocarbons.
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