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First oil tanker for Myanmar-China pipeline starts offloading - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - First oil tanker carrying 140,000 tons of crude oil started discharging on Monday for delivery into a 770 kilometer (480 mile) Myanmar oil pipeline, China’s state news agency Xinhua reported.

China and Myanmar have reached an agreement on an oil pipeline between the neighboring countries after almost a decade of talks, with the project due to start “very quickly”, Chinese vice foreign minister Liu Zhenmin said on Monday.

Reporting by Beijing monitor team and Chen Aizhu; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri

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