The Chinese authorities have decided to stop importing gas from Canada and start buying hydrocarbons from Russia because they consider Moscow a more reliable partner in terms of supplies, writes the Chinese newspaper Sina.
According to the newspaper, the decision of the country's leadership was also influenced by the quality of Canadian fuel. Chinese experts have repeatedly stated that it has deteriorated recently, but Canadian suppliers have not responded to claims.
An important factor in this matter was the fact that there are already joint projects between Russia and China in the energy sector, says Sina.
According to the newspaper's analysts, China expects Russia to increase gas supplies to the country to 130 billion cubic meters per year.