Transportation of Azerbaijani light oil via Turkey increases
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 26 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
About 89 million barrels of oil were transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline via Turkey in January-April 2010 compared to about 88 million barrels in January-April 2009, a statement posted on the official website of the Botas Turkish state pipeline company said.
In April, over 23.1 million barrels of oil were transported via the BTC through Turkey compared to about 23 million barrels last April.
About 285.5 million barrels of oil were transported via the BTC through Turkey in 2009 compared to 264.1 million in 2008. In 2007, the figure exceeded 210 million barrels.
The BТС's total length is 1.768 kilometers including a 443-kilometer section running via Azerbaijan, a 249-kilometer section traversing Georgia and a 1.076-kilometer section passing through Turkey. The pipeline's construction began in April 2003. First oil was marked May 18, 2005.
BTC Co. shareholders include: BP (30.1 percent); AzBTC (25 percent); Chevron (8.90 percent); Statoil Hydro (8.71 percent); ТРАО (6.53 percent); Eni (5 percent); Total (5 percent); Itochu (3.40 percent); Inpex (2.50 percent); ConocoPhillips (2.50 percent) and Amerada Hess (2.36 percent).
About 46.7 million barrels of oil were transported in January-April via an Iraq-Turkey pipeline through Turkey. In April the figure was about 10 million barrels compared to 12.8 million in March. Last year, the pipeline transported 167.6 million barrels compared to 135.5 million barrels in 2008.
About 4.1 million barrels of oil were transported via the Ceyhan-Kirikkale Pipeline in January-April through Turkey. In April, the figure was about 2 million barrels, compared to 1.63 million barrels in March. About 20.2 million barrels of oil were transported via Ceyhan-Kirikkale in 2009 compared to 21.4 million barrels in 2008.
About 4.7 million barrels of oil were transported in January-April through the Batman-Dordyol Pipeline. In April, the figure was about 1.26 million barrels, compared to about 1.18 million in March. Last year, the pipeline transported 12.2 million barrels of oil compared to about 11.1 million barrels in 2008.