Myanmar Pipeline Carries 1.87bln cm of Gas to China in First Year

Burma Pipeline Carries 1.87bln cm of Gas to China in First Year

The Chinese-backed Shwe gas pipeline is seen in Arakan State. (Photo: Ko Soe / The Irrawaddy)

The Chinese-backed Shwe gas pipeline is seen in Arakan State. (Photo: Ko Soe / The Irrawaddy)

BEIJING — China imported 1.87 billion cubic meters of gas through the China-Burma gas pipeline in its first year of operation, China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) said on Monday, as the pipeline slowly ramps up to full capacity.

The multibillion-dollar gas pipeline stretches over 2,400 km (1,500 miles) from the Indian Ocean through Burma to the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming, allowing China to bypass the Malacca Strait, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

The pipeline should be able to carry up to 12 billion cubic meters of gas a year at full capacity, while a parallel oil pipeline due to come online later this year will carry up to 440,000 barrels of oil a day.

The gas pipeline brings gas to China from the Shwe fields off the coast of Burma’s western Arakan State.

CNPC, which owns the pipelines, said in a statement posted on its website that the gas pipeline also supplied 60 million cubic meters of gas to Burma.

Burmese officials have said previously that it would take about a year to fill the pipeline to full capacity.

In June, Burma announced revenues of $3.3 billion from gas exports in the last fiscal year, down from the previous two years, due to increased domestic needs. Revenues are expected to grow as exports to China through the pipeline increase.


3 Responses to Burma Pipeline Carries 1.87bln cm of Gas to China in First Year

  1. So who profits from the pipeline. The poor population of Burma? LOL

  2. Benefits of interest is not for Arakan and its peoples. The poor are still poor and conspiracy theory is playing on and on over two community that is Muslims and Buddhistss. All Arakanese peoples should understand CONSPIRACY THEORY is playing all over the world by whom is a question mark( ? ). Don’t diffrentiate your own faith withg others. Faith is faith which cannot take you haven and hell, your own deeds will decide every things in your life time.

  3. Korean History!
    The King
    Salt Mine Owner
    Helps!
    Keep the Citizen Happy……
    The Wars were for Salt Mines…….then.
    To-Day!
    The Black Gold
    Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq were Worshiped for It
    The South Eastern Country Indonesia and Malaysia
    The New Black Gold Owners are Bangladesh, Burma (Liquid Gas)and Gujarat/India
    What going on in area Speaks for it it self…….
    New type of Ownership / War
    Not by King
    Ethnic Cleansing……
    Cheap!
    No Payment Involved!
    Blood Letting!
    Might is Right!
    Not Right is Might!
    Pray!
    Justice Prevail!

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