China's Xinjiang-Lanzhou Oil Pipeline Fnished

Tuesday October 11, 2005, 3:59 pm

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LANZHOU, Oct 11 Asia Pulse - The Xinjiang-Lanzhou oil pipeline has in the main been completed, according to an announcement by the China Petroleum and Natural Gas Pipeline Bureau that undertook the project.

The project is a dual pipeline, one for crude oil and the other for oil product. It was undertaken by the EPC model.

The pipeline starts in Urumqi, capital of Northwest Chinas Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and runs nearly 4,000 km to end in Lanzhou, capital of Northwest Chinas Gansu Province, passing through 21 cities.

Built at a cost of 14.6 billion yuan (US$1.8 billion), the project is designed to have an annual transmission capacity of 20 million tons of crude oil and 10 million tons of finished oil.

This is the first digital pipeline, equipped with the advanced SCADA system.

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