China has arrived in Central Asia. That is the unmistakable lesson of the opening of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline on December 12.
The 1,833 kilometre pipeline, which will carry up to 40 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas, also traversing Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan before linking into China’s network in Xinjiang, was formally agreed only in April 2006. The construction of such an ambitious project in a relatively limited time-frame is a concrete demonstration of Beijing’s push to secure the region’s natural resources.
China is making deals to make their energy infrastructure secure.
The US is fighting wars to (allegedly) accomplish the same thing.
What's wrong with this picture, in terms of US energy infrastructure?