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China-Russia Crude Pipeline Test Run Successful

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China-Russia Crude Pipeline Test Run Successful

    China-Russia Crude Pipeline Test Run

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    PetroChinahasrecentlyoperateda65kilometercross-

    borderpipelineonatrialbasisanddescribedthetestrun assuccessfu1.Itisastepawayfromformallylaunching themuchmoreefficientandcostsavingcrudeoilpipeline

    fromRussiatoChina.Thefirstshipment,aftertraveling l3hoursoverswathsofvirginforestsandfrigidsoil fromRussia'sDzhalinda,enteredtheoilstorageinMohe, northeastChina'sHeilongjiangProvince,onNovember 2010.Theoilwasshippedfurtherdownthepipeline toDaqing,China'skeycrudeproducingandrefining base,where18storagetankswithaholdingcapacityof 100,000cubicmetersweresetasidefortheRussiancrude shipment,accordingtoMaZhixiang,aPetroChinaofficial whooverseasthepipelineproject.Rosneft,Russia's largestoilcompany,isPetroChina'spartnerforthe project.

    The65?-kilometersegmentispartoftheChinese?- Russiaoilpipelinethatstretchesnearly1,000kilometers fromSkovorodinoineasternSiberiainRussiatoDaqing inNortheastChina,whichisscheduledtostartfrom January1of2011.Thegroundbreakingceremonyforthe RussiansectionwasheldatSkovorodinostationonApril 27,2009.ConstructiontheMohe?Daqingsectionbegan

    onMarch192010,whichextendsfromXing'anTownof MoheCounty,Heilongjiang,southwardthroughfivecities and12counties,toDaqing.Thecrossingengineeringof HeilongjiangRiverontheborderofthetwocountries playedavitalroleforcompletionofthewholeproject withinthedeadline.Tominimizetheenvironmental impactduringcrossing,thetwosidesreachedaconsensus onusingdirectionaldrillingmethodsandadopting opposite-directiondrillingonbothbankssimultaneously. OnSeptemberl,2009,thecrossingengineeringformally startedtospan1,150meters,andwascompletedinJune 2010.

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    ChinaandRussiaheldaceremonyattheGreatHall ofthePeopleinBeijingtomarkthecompletionof theChina-RussiacrudeoilpipelineinSeptemberthis year.RepresentativesofChinaNationalPetroleum Corporation(CNPC)inthenortheastChinesecityof DaqingandrepresentativesofRussianoilpipelinegiant TransneftintheRussiantownofSkovorodinoreported thecompletionoftheprojectviaalivevideoaudio

    broadcastduringtheceremonyattheGreatHallofthe People.Theimplementationoftheoilpipelineprovesthat thetwocountriescanreachacommercialdealonsuch kindofprojectswhileattendingtotheinterestsofboth sides.ThemonthlycrudeshipmentsthroughtheChina

    Russiapipelineareforecasttorangefrom250,000to 300,000tonsduringthetestrunperiodfromNovember toDecember2010.Thepipelineisdesignedtotransport

    15milliontonsofcrudeoilperyearfrom2011to2030. thoughitisabletoshiptwicetheamountwhenitrunsat fullcapacity.Thepipeline,replacingrailwaystobecome theprimetransportofRussiancrudeoiltoChina,will greatlyboostbilateraltrade,whichhelpsdiversifythe marketsofanenergyrichRussiaandthesourceof

    China'senergyimports.

    China,theworld'ssecon.

    dlargesteconomybycertain

    standards,reliedonimportstomeetits388milliontons ofcrudeoilconsumptionneedsin2009,theofficialdata indicates.Angola,SaudiArabia,IranandRussiatop China'scrudeoilimportsourcesinthefirsteightmonths thisyear,accordingtothestatisticsfromthecustoms. Ontheotherhand,Russiahasbeenlargelydependent onEuropeanconsumersforitsoilexportandisseeking alternativemarkets."ChinaRussiaenergytradehas

    enteredanewphrase,''saidSongKui,aresearcherwith theAcademyofSocialSciencesofHeilongjiang.Hesaid negotiationsforlayingacrudeoilpipelineacrossthe EXCHANGEandCOOPERATION

    OnJanuary1,2011,theLinyuanTransferStationofDaqingOilfield,theterminaloftheSino

    RussiaCrudeOilPipeline,wasorderedtostartby BeijingOil

    GasPipelineControlCenteLwhichindicatesthatthestrategicpassforcrudeoilimportswasp

    utintooperationinNortheastChina.

    The20year-longOilTransderProjectthroughtheSino

    RussiaCrudeOilPipelinebeginstobefulfilled,whichisgoingtotransfer15milliontons

    oilperyear.

    China.Russiaborderstarted14yearsagoandhasdrawn

    the1eaders'attentionfrombothBeijingandMoscow. ThepipelineispartofRussia'S4000-kilometerEast SiberiatoPacificOceanPipelineShipmentproject. InadditiontocrudeoilimportedfromRussia.thetwo countriesarealsoundernegotiationsaboutanother bigcooperationprojectonnaturalgas.Chinahasalso expressedthehopethatthepricingdifferenceonnatural gasimportedfromRussiawouldbenarrowedthrough jointeffortsfrombothsides.Thoughthecompaniesfrom bothsideslikeCNPCandGazpromhavemademany effortsinthisregard,acertaindifferencestillexistedin thepricingofnaturalgasimportedfromRussia. ?

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    greatlyintheenergyarea,theycanbenefitfromenergy cooperation.Ifthetwocountriesdon'ttakeadvantageof themutualcomplementarities,theywillsufferaloss. ChinaandRussiawillbefriendlyforgenerations. ThefriendlyrelationshipbetweenChinaandRussiais attributabletothecommoninterestsofbothcountries.The friendshipbetweenChinaandRussiahasenjoyedpopular support.Bothsideswillbegoodfriendsandpartnersfor eve

    LeadersofbothcountiespaygreatattentiontoChina- Russiaenergycooperation.TheyhavebothlistedChina

    Russiaenergycooperationintheimportantagendato advancecooperationitinperson,whichisimportant guaranteeforfurtherdevelopmentofChina-Russiaenergy cooperation.

    Althoughtwocountrieshaveestablishedthree

    principlesforenergycooperation,therearestillsome problemsintheunderstandingandpractice.However,the cooperationpracticeinrecentyearsprovesthatdespite therearevariousproblemsbetweenbothcountries,both countriescansolvethemthroughnegotiationatlast. Andthatmainlyprofitsfromtheforesightedviewofthe leadersofbothcountriesandthecommonbenefitsof bothsides.Althoughtherewillbesomeproblemsinthe future,energycooperationofbothcountieswillbestably promotedaheadintheprocessofproblemsolving.

    

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