Altai pipeline deal ‘imminent’ as Power of Siberia option begins to look doubtful

Altai pipeline deal:  Both Moscow and Beijing are rife with rumours that Gazprom will sign a deal to supply gas to China via the Altai pipeline rather than the as yet unbuilt $55bn Power of Siberia alternative when Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Russia for the Victory Day celebrations in May. Coincidentally or otherwise, Russian President Vladimir Putin today met with Li Zhanshu, the head of the Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.