China-Russia oil pipeline starts pumping crude

13:22, August 30, 2010      

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A crude oil pipeline between Russia and China has started pumping oil in the Russian section, the China National Petroleum Corp. said on its website Monday.

The 1,000-kilometer pipeline is designed to carry up to 300,000 barrels of crude oil a day, cementing closer energy ties between China and Russia.

On Sunday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin opened the valve to start pumping crude, officially opening the Russian section of the pipeline, CNPC said.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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