New Sino-Russian Pipeline Delivers 1.3 Million Tonnes of Crude Oil in First Month

February 4, 2011
Some 1.318 million tonnes of crude oil had flowed through an oil pipeline from Russia's far-east to China by Jan. 31, a month after the pipeline began operating, an officer of the Chinese operator of the pipeline said.

The pipeline, which originates in the Russian town of Skovorodino in the far-eastern Amur region, enters China at Mohe and terminates at Daqing City of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.

The facility withstood the test of the severe coldness since it was put into operation on Jan. 1 and no production accident has been reported so far, said Gou Hanghai, director of the Mohe administration station of the pipeline.

The pipeline remains a daily oil delivering capacity of 42,000 tonnes, he said

The 1,000-km-long pipeline will transport 15 million tonnes of crude oil from Russia to China per year from 2011 to 2030, according to an agreement signed between the two countries.

Some 72 kilometers of the pipeline is in Russia and 927 kilometers of it is in China.

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