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Crude oil flows from Kazakhstan to China
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2006-05-01 16:53

On April 30, oil from the Republic of Kazakhstan arrived at the Alataw Pass in China's Xinjiang, after a 1,800-kilometer "trudge." It is learned that the Alataw Pass-Dushanzi crude oil pipeline within China has been ready to receive transmitted oil. Experts indicate that this means that Kazakhstan will start to supply oil to China this May, marking the beginning of the age of China's oil supply through trans-frontier land-way pipelines.

The Sino-Kazakhstan oil pipeline starts from Atyrau, a coastal city in Kazakhstan, in the west and finally reaches Dushanzi Petrochemical Company Ltd. in China's Xinjiang, with the whole length exceeding 3,000 kilometers.

Xia Yishan, director of the China Energy Strategy Research Institute, revealed that only half of the recent 10 million tons of crude oil came from Kazakhstan and the other half was provided by Russia. This pipeline indicates the energy cooperation relationship among China, Kazakhstan and Russia.

In terms of specific functions of this oil pipeline, Xia Yishan made his own analysis: First, it is conducive to China's strategy of diversified oil supply; second, China not only needs a sufficient quantity of oil but also demands stable, safe and sustainable oil supply; third, this pipeline will play an important supplementary role in China's domestic oil supply, especially the west-to-east oil and gas transmission project. 
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