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Xinhua: Construction Started for China-Myanmar Oil and Gas Pipeline

Global Times, under Chinese state daily news Renmin, republished a report by Xinhua that China National Petroleum Corporation recently signed an agreement with Myanmar Oil and Gas Company to be the controlling shareholder in a joint venture to construct an Oil and Gas Pipeline. The Gas Pipeline is 793 kilometers long in Myanmar while the Oil Pipeline is 771 kilometers in Myanmar. Both start from Kyaukpyu City of Myanmar and enter China via Ruili City of Yunnan Province. The design capacity of the Oil Pipeline and Gas Pipeline are 22 million tons per year and 12 billion cubic meters per year, respectively. On other fronts, the China-Russia Oil Pipeline will start production by the end of this year, and the China-Kazakhstan Oil and Gas Pipeline has been operational since last year.

Source: Global Times, June 4, 2010