Second Line of the China-Russia Oil Pipeline Begins Operations

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Commercial operations on the second line of the China-Russia oil pipeline commenced on Jan. 1, 2018.

Construction on the 941.8-kilometer pipeline, which originates in the Russian town of Skovorodino and connects Mohe to the city of Daqing in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, began in August 2016. The pipeline runs parallel to the first line between Mohe and Daqing, which started operations on Jan. 1, 2011.

With the second line of the China-Russia oil pipeline now in service, China’s annual imports of Russian crude are expected to double from 15 million to 30 million tonnes.

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