In 2009 Azerbaijan ups oil and gas transportation via export pipelines
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 21 / Trend /
In 2009, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) transported 38.2 million tons compared to 32.8 million tons in 2008, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee reported.
In 2009, the BTC transported 1.9 million tons of the Kazakh oil from the Tengiz field compared to 285,100 tons in 2008. Transportation of the Tengiz oil via the BTC pipeline was launched in October last year.
The BP-operated BTC pipeline is used for the transportation of the light oil produced from the The total length of BТС is 1.768km, including the 443km section running via Azerbaijan, the 249km section via Georgia and the 1.076km via Turkey. The capacity of the pipeline is more than 50mln tons of oil per day (1mln barrel per day).
The shareholders of BTC are BP (30.1%), AzBTC (25%), Chevron (8.90%), StatoilHydro (8.71%), TRAO (6.53%), Eni (5%), Total (5%), Itochu (3.40%), Inpex (2.50%), ConocoPhilips (2.50%) and Hess (2.36%).
In 2009, the South Caucasus gas pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum) transported 5.2 billion cubic meters of gas compared to 4.7 billion cubic meters in 2008.
The range of the Baku - Tbilisi - Erzurum (South Caucasian gas pipeline) is more than 700km. The pumping capacity is more than 20bln cu m of gas per year. The gas produced from the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Capian Sea is transported via the pipeline. The gas is supplied Georgia and Turkey. Azerbaijan also appears as the buyer of gas.