Myanmar-China gas pipeline completed

--FILE--Workers weld a pipeline at a construction site of the Myanmar-China natural gas pipeline in Laibin city, south Chinas Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, 25 January 2013. The Myanmar-China natural gas pipeline was completed on Oct 20 2013, further diversifying Chinas sources of fuel from abroad and ensuring its energy security. The 2,520-kilometer pipeline starts at Kyaukpyu on Myanmars western coast, enters China at Ruili in Yunnan province and ends at Guigang in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. It will provide natural gas to the southwestern provinces of Guangxi, Yunnan and Guizhou. The pipeline, on which construction began in June 2010, has an annual delivery capacity of 12 billion cubic meters, and will deliver 10 billion cu m a year. For the three Chinese provinces receiving the natural gas, the benefits will include cheaper domestic prices and greater energy supplies to the fuel industry.

May 30, 2017 1:53 PM (UTC+8)