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CNPC unveils Maysan crude oil pipeline in southern Iraq

12th August 2014

A crude oil pipeline linking CNOOC-operated oilfields in southern Iraq with Persian Gulf export terminals has been opened by CNPC this week

CNPC unveils Maysan crude oil pipeline in southern Iraq
The pipeline has the capacity to transport 50 million tons of crude oil per year through its 42-inch diameter pipes.

A 272 kilometre crude oil pipeline linking the CNOOC operated Halfaya and Burzugan oilfields in southern Iraq to the Al-Faw port came into operation yesterday according to its joint venture constructor, CNPC.

The pipeline has the capacity to transport 50 million tons of crude oil per year through 42-inch diameter pipes.

CNPC has lauded the completion of this project as the first major new post-war gas transmission project in southern Iraq – the pipeline having to pass through 30 kilometres of minefield.

Southern Iraq has remained relatively untouched by the security issues disrupting operations in the north of the country in the recent months.

 

 

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