Mongolia says Russia-China gas pipeline will break ground in 2024

Mongolia expects Russia to begin construction of the “Power of Siberia 2” gas pipeline through its territory to China within two years, as Moscow moves to connect its Europe-supplying gasfields to Asia for the first time.

The 2,600km (1616 mile) pipeline has been predicted to enter service in about 2030, but industry executives believe that could be brought forward given Moscow’s need to find markets for its energy supplies.