In 2014, more Central Asian gas was delivered to China than to Gazprom for the first time. With Gazprom cutting its purchases, the dependence on the Chinese market could already be of concern. Slower Chinese demand growth is compounding this anxiety. Moreover, in the current low oil price, supplies are struggling to compete with LNG in coastal China. Central Asian gas production will grow over the next decade, but regional governments are under pressure to find alternative monetisation options.