Zhukov told journalists that Gazprom and the CNPC had signed a strategic cooperation agreement envisioning future natural gas deliveries from Russia to China from a single gas supply system in Siberia.
"This will make it possible to cross over from separate projects' studies to systemic development of variants to supply natural gas from Russia to China," Zhukov said.
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