On August 13, construction of the Chinese section of Second Russia-China Crude Pipeline was started at Jiagedaqi in Heilongjiang Province.
The Chinese section starts at the Mohe Initial Station and ends at the Linyuan Station in Daqing, passing through Heilongjiang province and Inner Mongolia autonomous region along the way. The pipeline will be constructed in parallel with the First Russia-China Crude Pipeline, with a total length of 940km, pipe diameter of 813mm, and designed annual deliverability of 15 million tons. The pipeline is expected to be ready for commission by the end of October, 2017, and is planned to be put into commercial operation on January 1, 2018.
Background information: On March 22, 2013, a cooperation agreement for expanding crude trade was inked between the Chinese and Russia governments in Moscow. On June 21, 2013, CNPC and Rosneft signed a long-term agreement on increasing oil deliveries, planning to transport 15 million tons of crude to China annually via the Second Russia-China Crude Pipeline from January, 2018. On March 27, 2014, construction of the Second Russia-China Crude Pipeline project was approved by China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).