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Lanzhou-Chengdu Crude Oil Pipeline



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CNPC - China National Petroleum Corporation

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As of 6th April 2007, Sichuan Development and Reform Commission revealed the plan to build a crude oil pipeline from Lanzhou to Chengdu proposed by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). Before that, the Lanzhou-Chengdu-Chongqing crude oil pipeline with a total length of 1,247 kilometers has already started operation in 2002, transporting over 6 million tons of oil per year to the area of southwestern China.

The project feasibility study report is expected to be completed by China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Corporation in the end of 2007.

Estimated investment for the Lanzhou-Chengdu crude oil pipeline project is approximately $527 million.

The pipeline will help transport crude oil produced in Xinjiang, which is home to 30% of China's onshore oil reserves, as well as crude oil imports from Kazakhstan through the Sino-Kazakh crude pipeline to oil-poor central and southwestern regions. Crude oil pipeline linking resource-rich Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region's Urumqi and northwestern Gansu Province's Lanzhou has started commercial operation in June 2007.

This pipeline will start from Lanzhou, Gansu Province and end at Chengdu, via Shaanxi Province, Guangyuan, Mianyang, and Deyang in Sichuan Province.

As of early September 2010, CNPC's Lanzhou-Chengdu crude oil pipeline which will be used to feed a new refinery in Chengdu under construction has received approval by National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).   

As of late October 2010, China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau Domestic Division has been awarded the EPC contract for #3 bid section of Lanzhou-Chengdu crude oil pipeline project. The #3 bid section is located in Gansu Province and Shaanxi Province. 

As of late November 2010, China Petroleum Pipeline Lanchengyu Corporation revealed that Lanzhou-Chengdu crude oil pipeline project had already started construction. The environmental impact assessment for the project has been approved and tunnel construction is currently underway.

As of end March 2011, PetroChina has started laying a pipeline in Xihe County, Longnan, Gansu Province that could send crude oil from northwestern China and even Kazakhstan to feed its new refinery under construction in southwestern Sichuan.   

The 200,000 barrel-per-day pipeline, which is scheduled to be operational in 2012, will spread 878 kilometres from Lanzou City, capital of Gansu Province, to Pengzhou, Chengdu.

The pipeline will facilitate the operation of PetroChina's 200,000-bpd Pengzhou refinery that is expected to start in late 2012 or 2013 and solidify its grip on the fuel market in the inland province.    

As of mid April 2011, the commencement ceremony for Lanzhou-Chengdu crude oil pipeline Kang County segment was held in Sanfangba Village, Sitai Town, Kang County, Longnan, Gansu Province, and thus main body pipeline construction of the project #2 bid section with a total length of 28.68km has commenced. 

As of late June 2011, the groundbreaking ceremony for Lanzhou-Chengdu crude oil pipeline #2 bid section tunnel project was held in Songjiagou, Yangba Town, Kang County. 

As of late July 2011, the 262km Lanzhou-Chengdu crude oil pipeline #2 Bid Section project undertaken by China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau has completed pipeline welding up to 68.8km. 

As of end July 2011, the Xihanshui River traversing engineering in Lanzhou-Chengdu crude oil pipeline Li County section has been completed. 

As of mid August 2011, three tunnels in Lanzhou-Chengdu crude oil pipeline project have been completed by China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau Construction Company. 

As of early October 2011, Tuha Oilfield Construction Co., Ltd. has finished pipeline welding of Lanzhou-Chengdu crude oil pipeline #1 bid section #4 construction section up to 33km which is over half of the total work. 

As of late November 2011, Lanzhou-Chengdu crude oil pipeline Huoshaogou tunnel project has been completed.