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Kazakhstan to double gas exports to China in 2019

Trade war and new infrastructure open door to send 10bn cu. meters

A Chinese worker is seen during an inauguration ceremony for the Kazakh stretch of the Turkmenistan-China pipeline, outside Almaty.   © Reuters

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Annual gas exports from Kazakhstan to China are set to double in 2019, as Beijing moves to cushion the impact of its trade war with the U.S.

Kazakhstan is expected to send 10 billion cu. meters of gas China's way next year, up from 5 billion cu. meters, based on an agreement KazTransGas and PetroChina International signed on Oct. 12.

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