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China receives first oil from Myanmar pipeline

Updated: May 20,2017 7:13 AM     Xinhua

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 May 19. [Photo/Xinhua]

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

The oil reached Ruili, a city of Yunnan province bordering Myanmar, at 4 pm, 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.

Photo taken on May 19, 2017 shows the Ruili station of the China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline in Ruili, Southwest China’s Yunnan province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Staff members work in a control room of the Ruili station of the China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline in Ruili, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, May 19, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

A staff member of inspection and quarantine bureau tests sample at the Ruili station of the China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline in Ruili, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, May 19, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

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