April 2020, Vol. 247, No. 4


Part Two: China’s Pursuing Historic Diversification of Pipeline Routes

By Gordon Feller, Energy Writer Editor’s note: In our second look at China’s pipeline infrastructure, Energy Writer Gordon Feller explores CNPC’s investment of billions of dollars in Kazakhstan´s energy sector and doubts that remain surrounding a final export corridor. (Part One appeared in the January 2020 issue.) Early pipeline construction work in Yunnan Province. Kazakh oil and Turkmen gas supplies have strategic relevance to China, since these allow Beijing to diminish the heavy reliance on maritime energy routes. Since nearly 70% of China’s energy imports are delivered via oil tankers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers, tho

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