The 24 inch diameter pipeline is capable of delivering 10 MMt/a of crude and has been designed with a maximum pressure of 13.4MPa, and a hydraulic head of 2,207 m. It is currently has the highest pipe pressure and largest hydraulic head in China, and is considered ‘one-of-a-kind’.

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As a major part of the energy channel in northwestern China, the Lanzhou-Chengdu Crude Pipeline will play an important role in improving China’s petrochemical infrastructure, promoting the development of local economy and relevant industries, and stimulating oil production growth in Xinjiang.