According to the Daily China news agency, the Central Asia-China natural gas pipeline transported 270 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China during its 10 years of operation.

The natural gas pipeline passes through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China. Today, the annual volume of natural gas transported from Central Asia to China is around 55 billion cubic meters, accounting for 15% of China's annual gas need. According to the Bloomberg Intelligence news agency, this rate is 57% of China's gas demand in the labor market in 2017, and by 2020 it is expected to be 75%. Likewise, the volume of gas exported to China from Central Asia and Russia through the natural gas line in 2020 is expected to be 85 billion cubic meters.

The Turkmenistan-China natural gas pipeline is seen as the main region of gas exports in Central Asia. Today, the pipeline consists of 3 sections, which are called sections A, B and C. The length of the pipeline connecting Turkmenistan to the 15 provinces of the People's Republic of China reaches 9,000 kilometers. It is also the longest natural gas pipeline in the world.

If the D section of the pipeline that will pass through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the coming years will end, the annual volume of gas that Turkmenistan will sell to China is expected to be 65 billion cubic meters. Turkmenistan has the largest gas source in the Caspian Sea region and ranks 4th in the world in terms of gas reserves.