Oil transportation via BTC through Turkey increased
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 30 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
About 42.77 million barrels of oil were transported through Turkey via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline in January-February 2010 compared to 41 million barrels in January-February 2009, a statement posted on the official website of the Turkish state pipeline company Botas said. In February the figure was 20.03 million barrels compared to 22.75 million in January.
In 2009, about 285.5 million barrels of oil were transported through Turkey via BTC compared to 264.1 million barrels in 2008. In 2007 this figure exceeded 210 million barrels.
The total length of BTC pipeline is 1,768 kilometers, about 443 km lies in Azerbaijan, 249 km - in Georgia, 1,076 km - in Turkey. Construction of the pipeline began in April 2003, and its filling with oil - May 18, 2005.
BTC Co shareholders are: BP (30,1 percent); AzBTC (25 percent); Chevron (8,9 percent); StatoilHydro (8,71 percent), TPAO (6.53 percent); Eni (5 percent); Total (5 percent); Itochu (3,40 percent); Inpex (2,5 percent); ConocoPhillips (2,50 percent) and Hess (2,36 percent).
In January-February, about 26.9 million were transported via Iraq-Turkey pipeline through Turkey compared. In February the figure was 12.46 million barrels compared to 14.44 million in January.
Last year about 167.6 million barrels of oil were transported via this pipeline compared to 135.5 million barrels in 2008.
During the report period, about 495,000 barrels of oil were transported via Ceyhan-Kirikkale. About 20.2 million barrels of oil were transported in 2009 via Ceyhan-Kirikkale compared to 21.4 million barrels in 2008.
In January-February, about 2.24 million barrels of oil were transported via the pipeline Batman-Dordyol. In February the figure was 1.2 million barrels compared to 1.05 million in January. Last year, about 12.2 million barrels of oil were transported via the pipeline compared to 11.1 million barrels in 2008.