Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 34

25-Aug-2008

CASPIAN

China Receives First Delivery Of Kazakh Oil By Pipeline

Chinas Xinhua News Agency announced on 18 August that China had received its first delivery of crude oil by pipeline from Kazakhstan, through a pipeline initially commissioned in 2006. The level of imports was estimated at 73,000 b/d, well below the pipelines throughput capacity of 400,000 b/d. The pipeline was built to supply crude oil to a 200,000 b/d refinery in the city of...