China-Myanmar crude pipeline to start operation in late 2013

07 March 2013 08:44  [Source: ICIS news]

YANGON (ICIS)--The China-Myanmar crude pipeline is expected to start operation in late 2013, and a parallel gas pipeline will come on stream in May, an energy official from the southeast Asia country said late on Wednesday.

“Gas will be supplied by Burma, while crude will come from the Middle East or Africa,” said Aung Kyaw Htoo, assistant director of the Energy Planning Department of Myanmar’s Ministry of Energy.

Aung was speaking on the sidelines of the Myanmar Upstream Oil & Gas Summit, which ran from 4-6 March.

A PetroChina-led consortium started construction of the facility in September 2009.

The crude pipeline has a transmission capacity of 20m tonnes/year and the gas pipeline’s capacity is 12bn cubic metres/year.

By: Li Li

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