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Crude oil to flow in China-Russia partnership
12 September 2017 , 16:05Neftegaz.RU385
China is set to annually import 30 million tons of crude oil from Russia starting 2018, through 2 transmission pipelines between the 2 countries, according to Hu Weijun, chief engineer of Jiagedaqi section of the project on September 12, 2017.
«Chinese workers will finish construction on the infrastructure for the major line of China's 2nd Sino-Russian crude oil transmission pipeline by the end of September,» Hu said.
The project, with a length of 941.8 km and built from Mohe County to Daqing, Heilongjiang province, has the capacity to transmit 15 million tons of crude oil annually.
«Workers began construction in last August, 2016, and dealt with many difficulties in the past 14 months,» Hu said.
The total capacity of the 1st and 2nd Sino-Russian crude oil transmission pipelines will reach 30 million tons annually.
Analysts said Russia has also been a major source of crude for China, and the pipeline will be one of the latest energy cooperation between the 2 countries, which will help ensure China's energy diversification.
The 1st 1,000-km pipeline, originating in the Russian town of Skovorodino in the Amur region, enters China at Xingan and terminates at Daqing, and was put into service on January 1, 2011.
It has delivered 104.92 million tons of crude oil from Russia.
Han Xiaoping, chief information officer of China Energy Net Consulting, said China and Russia play complementary roles to each other as producers and exporters, as China is the world's 2nd-largest energy consumer, while Russia being the world's top oil producer.
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