New UAE pipeline bypasses Strait of Hormuz oil route
The United Arab Emirates has opened and begun operating a key overland pipeline which bypasses the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the strait at the mouth of the Gulf, a vital oil-trade route.
The new 370km (230 mile) pipeline carries oil from fields in the UAE's western desert to Fujairah - a major oil storage hub on the east coast.
Katy Watson reports.
16 Jul 2012
- From the section Business