Buzurgan-Fao oil pipeline

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Buzurgan-Fao oil pipeline is an existing oil pipeline, running from Buzurgan oilfield to Fao, Iraq.


The pipeline runs from Buzurgan oilfield, Maysan governorate, to Fao, Basra governorate, Iraq.

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The Buzurgan-Fao oil pipeline was completed in 2014, replacing an older, smaller pipeline. It has a capacity of 1 million barrels per day, and was built by China National Petroleum Corporation.[1][2]<ref>CNPC unveils Maysan crude oil pipeline in southern Iraq, Oil & Gas Technology, Aug. 12, 2014</ref>

In October 2020 ownership of the pipeline was transferred from CNPC to PipeChina.[3]

Pipeline Details

  • Operator:
  • Parent Company: PipeChina[3]
  • Diameter: 28 inches[1]
  • Current capacity: 1,000,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 272 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2014[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Table 6.9: Main crude oil pipelines in OPEC members, 2016, OPEC Annual Statistical Bulletin 2017, pp. 87-94.
  2. Ribbon Cut on new Bazurgan-Halfaya-Fao Pipeline, Iraq Business News, 5 Aug. 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 重磅:国家管网正式运营!, dy.163.com, Oct. 9, 2020
  4. Mehdi, Ahmed (2018). "Iraqi Oil: industry evolution and short and medium-term prospects" (PDF). Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. line feed character in |title= at position 44 (help)

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