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China receives first oil from Myanmar pipeline

(Xinhua)    09:46, May 20, 2017

CHINA-YUNNAN-RUILI-CRUDE OIL-PIPELINE (CN)

A staff member inspects China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline in Ruili, southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 19, 2017. The first crude oil from Myanmar has reached China via the China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) announced on Friday. The oil reached Ruili, a city of Yunnan Province bordering Myanmar, at 4 p.m., according to the CNPC. It will continue to flow through the pipe at a speed of about 50 kilometers per day for 650 km before reaching the city of Anning where the CNPC's Yunnan petrochemical branch is located. The branch has a designed processing capacity of 13 million tons per year. (Xinhua/Yao Bing)

BEIJING, May 19 -- The first crude oil from Myanmar has reached China via the China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) announced on Friday.

The oil reached Ruili, a city of Yunnan Province bordering Myanmar, at 4 p.m., according to the CNPC.

It will continue to flow through the pipe at a speed of about 50 kilometers per day for 650 km before reaching the city of Anning where the CNPC's Yunnan petrochemical branch is located.

The branch has a designed processing capacity of 13 million tons per year.

The 1,420-km long cross-border pipeline is a part of the China-Myanmar oil and gas pipeline project.

The project, which comprises a crude oil pipeline and a gas pipeline, is a state-operated collaboration between China, Myanmar and international commercial partners.


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