World News

June 2017, Vol. 244, No. 6

Myanmar Oil Pipeline Starts Operations A crude pipeline completed three years ago through Myanmar to southwestern China has begun operations, allowing the world’s second-biggest oil user to receive supplies faster from the Middle East and Africa, Bloomberg reported. The link allows China to import crude from the Middle East and Africa without having to ship through the Straits of Malacca and into the South China Sea. Trial operations began in 2015 on the 771-kilometer (479-mile) pipeline, which is designed to carry 22 million tons of crude a year (about 442,000 barrels a day). Myanmar can…

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