Jun 2, 2013

CNPC completes construction of China-Myanmar gas pipeline

China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the country's top oil and gas producer, has completed construction of a natural gas pipeline from Myanmar to China and is close to finishing a crude oil pipeline, the company said.

The pipelines are crucial strategic links which will allow China to bypass the Malacca Strait, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, and receive oil from the Middle East and Africa via the Indian Ocean and a port on Maday island, off the coast of Myanmar.

"By May 28, the natural gas pipeline has completed construction and is ready for trial operation, while 94 per cent of the crude oil pipeline project has finished and the operation of the oil pipeline is within control," the company said in its inhouse newspaper China Petroleum Daily seen on Saturday.

It didn't specify when the gas pipeline will start running.

Source: Strait Times