Alashankou–Dushanzi Oil Pipeline

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Alashankou–Dushanzi Oil Pipeline 阿独输油管道(阿拉山口-独山子) is an oil pipeline in China.[1]


The pipeline originates at the border city of Alashankou with Kazakhstan, and terminates at the Dushanzi Refinery, Karamay, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

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Project Details

  • Operator: PipeChina[2]
  • Current capacity: 200,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 246 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2006


The Alashankou–Dushanzi Crude Oil Pipeline is a 246 kilometer long pipeline connecting the Kazakhstan–China oil pipeline with Dushanzi District in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. The pipeline was constructed and operated by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).[3][4]

The capacity of pipeline is 200,000 barrels per day, and it supplies mainly the Dushanzi refinery in China. The pipeline became operational in 2005 and the first oil through the pipeline reached the refinery in 2006.[5]

In October 2020 ownership of the pipeline was transferred from CNPC to PipeChina.[2]

Kazakhstan-China Pipeline connection

The Alashankou–Dushanzi Crude Oil Pipeline is connected to the Kazakhstan-China Pipeline, a 1,384-mile-long pipeline allowing oil import from Central Asia to China. is supplied from the Aktobe region's fields and from the Kumkol field. In the future, the main supply source will be Kashagan field. The pipeline is used also for the transportation of oil from Russia's western Siberia by connection with the Omsk (Russia)–Pavlodar (Kasakhstan)–Shymkent–Türkmenabat (Turkmenistan) pipeline in Atasu oil terminal.[6] Oil is transported through this pipeline by Russian companies TNK-BP and Gazprom Neft.[7]

Articles and resources


  1. Alashankou–Dushanzi Oil Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 重磅:国家管网正式运营!,, Oct. 9, 2020
  3. Sébastien Peyrouse (September 2007). "Economic Aspects of the Chinese–Central Asia Rapprochement" (PDF). Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program – A Joint Transatlantic Research and Policy Center. Retrieved on 2009-01-25.
  4. "Pipeline carries Kazakh oil to China". China Daily. Xinhua. 2006-07-30. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  5. "Major events 2006". China National Petroleum Corporation. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  6. Alexander Sukhanov (2005-02-09). "Caspian oil exports heading east". Asian Times. Retrieved 2008-03-15.
  7. "Gazprom Neft asks to send more oil to China". Reuters. 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-03-15.

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