Jan 22, 2013

China-Myanmar pipelines to open in June

Oil and natural gas pipelines linking China and Myanmar — Beijing’s “new strategic channels” — are expected to be finished by the end of May and could be operating soon after, state media reported on Monday.

Gao Jianguo, the head of the project under the China National Petroleum Corporation, told the official Xinhua news agency that the 1,100-kilometre-long pipelines should be completed by May 30 and could become operational in early June, “barring insurmountable barriers”.

The pipelines run from the western Myanmar port of Kyaukpyu and enter China in Yunnan province, Xinhua said, describing them as “China’s new strategic energy channels”.

Source: Xinhua