Dec 21, 2010 05:31 PM

China-Russia Oil Pipeline Begins Operation

(Beijing) – A flow of crude oil from Skovorodino in Russia arrived at Daqing terminal in Northeast China on December 19, in preparation for full operation of the China-Russia oil pipeline expected to start in weeks.

According to the official website of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, the 300,000 tons of crude oil was pumped from Russia's Skovorodino station on December 12 and arrived at Daqing terminal on December 19.

The 999-kilometer long oil pipeline, which is operated by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), is set to transport 15 million tons of crude oil from Russia to China for 20 years starting from January 1, 2011.

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