Putin supported the idea of pipeline construction from Russia to China via Mongolia
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has supported the idea of constructing oil and gas pipelines from Russia to China through Mongolia. This he said at a meeting with President of China XI Jinping and President of Mongolia Khaltmagiin of Battulga (Putin’s words leads the Kremlin website).
The idea of building such pipelines belongs to the Mongolian partners, the message. “We are in General support, it is a good idea. But, of course, as always in such cases, you need to carefully consider the feasibility study,” — said the Russian President.
Mongolia is not the first time acts to hold the transit of Russian gas to China via its territory. As arguments the country’s lead security, short ways and steppe conditions.
In early 2018, the Russian oil exports to Europe fell, said the Director of the Department of planning and accounting flows of Transneft Igor Katsal. One of the reasons for the drop in demand. While in the East, the export grew. The main Russian supplier of oil to China is “Rosneft”.