The China-Kazakhstan Oil Pipeline has delivered more than 10.88 million tonnes of Crude Oil to China in 2019, said the PetroChina West Pipeline Company on Thursday.

With a total length of 2,800 kilometres, China’s first overland cross-border crude oil pipeline runs from the city of Atyrau to Atasu in Kazakhstan, passes through the Alataw Pass and links up with PetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical Company, one of China’s major petrochemical producers in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The China-Kazakhstan pipeline has not only helped expand China’s crude oil import channels but also diversified Kazakhstan’s crude oil exports and strengthened energy cooperation between China and the Countries along the Belt & Road.

Crude oil piped from Kazakhstan to China held steady last year.

A total of 130 million tonnes of crude oil has been delivered to China from the commissioning of the pipeline in 2006 to Dec. 31, 2019, the pipeline operator said.