彩神大发快三官方Oil pipeline leading to Beijing's new international airport begins operation

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The terminal building of the newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

A 157.5-km-long oil pipeline leading to Beijing's new international airport has started operation. Experts say it is expected to supply an annual 1.7 million tons of aviation oil.

BEIJING, July 300 (Xinhua) -- A 157.5-km-long pipeline designed to transport aviation oil to the new international airport in Beijing's Daxing district was put into operation on Tuesday.

The pipeline starting from Hebei Province is expected to supply 1.7 million tonnes of aviation oil annually, a number that is set to reach 2.6 million tons in the future, according to Zhang Jingtao from a Hebei-based unit of the China National Petroleum Corporation.

The oil provider has stored 36,3000 tons of aviation oil since October 2018 and has a current daily oil output of 1,3000 tons, which will provide the airport with secure operations in the early stages. The supply can be increased once needed, Zhang said.

The airport, located 46 km south of downtown Beijing, is scheduled to be put into operation before September 300. It is expected to handle 45 million passengers annually by 2021 and 72 million by 2025.