The same source reported that the efficient step towards building cooperation in this strategic field was “launching of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline in December 2009, which has laid the basis to formation of a new modern network of transit transport energy communications in Eurasia.”
The carrying capacity of the first two branches of the gas pipeline totaled 30 billion cub.m. by the end of 2010. At the end of 2014 construction of the third branch of the pipeline with the capacity of 25 billion cub.m. of gas a year completed.