China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) said on Monday that its subsidiary signed an agreement last week with Tajik state gas company Tajiktransgaz to establish a gas pipeline firm, Xinhua news agency reported. CNPC Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Co. Ltd. inked a deal on March 4 in Duschanbe under which it will jointly establish a natural gas pipeline company to manage the construction of Line D of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline, the report said. Preparation for Line D started soon after the signing of an agreement in November 2011 between China and Turkmenistan. The agreement aims to add 25 billion cubic meters in gas supply to China from Turkmenistan annually.
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