Pipeline will help to boost energy diversification
China is expected to import 30 million metric tons of crude oil from Russia annually starting next year through two transmission pipelines between the two countries, in the latest step to guarantee China’s energy diversification.
Construction of the infrastructure for the major line of China’s second Sino-Russian crude oil transmission pipeline will be completed by the end of this month, said a chief engineer for the project.
Repeated tests will be conducted for two months until the pipeline goes into service at the beginning of next year.
The 585-mile pipeline has the capacity to transmit 15 million tons of crude oil annually.