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China starts construction of 3rd west-to-east gas pipeline

(Xinhua)

13:36, October 16, 2012

BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Construction of China's third pipeline that transmits natural gas from the nation's resource-rich western regions to the energy-starved east have started Tuesday.

Ceremonies were held Tuesday in Beijing, Fujian Province in east China, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the northwest to mark the launch of the construction. The project is expected to transmit 30 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

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