Lanzhou–Zhengzhou–Changsha pipeline

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Lanzhou–Zhengzhou–Changsha pipeline
Country China
Province Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hunan
General direction north–south
From Lanzhou
Passes through Zhengzhou
To Changsha
General information
Type Oil products
Owner PetroChina
Construction started 2007
Commissioned 2009
Technical information
Length 2,070 km (1,290 mi)
Maximum discharge 15 million tonnes

The Lanzhou–Zhengzhou–Changsha product oil pipeline is a pipeline carrying diesel and other oil products from the northwest to the central regions of China. The 2,070-kilometre (1,290 mi) pipeline starts in Lanzhou in Gansu, and runs through Zhengzhou in Henan to Changsha in Hunan. In Zhengzhou, it is linked with Jinzhou–Zhengzhou product pipeline running from Jinzhou in Liaoning to Zhengzhou.[1]

The pipeline project was approved in 2007. The 1,188-kilometre (738 mi) long Lanzhou–Zhengzhou segment started operating on 30 March 2009. The Zhengzhou–Changsha segment is expected to be completed by the end of June 2010. The pipeline has an annual transportation capacity of 15 million tonnes. It is operated by PetroChina.[1]

Yellow River oil spill

On 30 December 2009, due to the rupturing of a segment of the pipeline, there was an oil spill in China's Yellow River. Approximately 150,000 litres (33,000 imp gal; 40,000 US gal) of diesel oil flowed down the Wei and Chishui Rivers before finally reaching the Yellow River on 4 January 2010.[2][3]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Eadie Chen (2009-03-31). "China Lanzhou-Zhengzhou oil pipeline in operation". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-01-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "China water warning as oil spill hits Yellow River". BBC News. 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-01-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "After Oil Spill, China's Polluted Rivers in Spotlight". Time. 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-01-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>