China-Kazakhstan oil pipeline goes into operation


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Crude oil from Kazakhstan began to fill the pipeline at Alashankou port in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 3:10 in the early morning, May 25, which marks the official operation of China-Kazakhstan oil pipeline. It is said that this is the first time for China to import crude oil from abroad via pipeline. Started in September 2004 and completed in October 2005, the 962.2-km km oil pipeline starts at Kazakhstan's Atasu in the west and terminates at China's Alashankou in the east.

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Alashankou port, the terminus of China-Kazakhstan oil pipeline began to release the water in preparation for the arrival of crude oil from Kazakhstan.


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