China-Myanmar pipeline sends 10.8M tonnes crude oil to China last year
China imported 10.8 million tonnes of crude oil through the China-Myanmar oil and gas pipeline in 2019, up 6.3 percent year on year, reported Xinhua citing the Kunming Customs in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The Kunming Customs said that the import value amounted to about US$5.5 billion, up 3.9 percent. Meanwhile, the imports of natural gas from Myanmar amounted to 3.4 million tonnes, up 54 percent from 2018, with a total value of US$1.74 billion, an annual increase of 74.1 percent. Crude oil started entering China through the 1,420-km China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline from June 2017, and the China-Myanmar natural gas pipeline was put into operation in July 2013.