Ceyhan oil terminal ships over 930mln barrels of oil
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 24 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
As of June 24, Botas International Limited (BIL) has loaded roughly 1,187 tankers with oil pumped via BTC from Ceyhan oil terminal since June 2006 compared to 1,161 in May 31, BIL said.
BIL was first set up by Turkish State Pipeline Company Botas to establish cooperation with foreign companies. In 2001, BIL was reorganized to exploit BTC pipeline.
During the report period, the port shipped over 912 million barrels of oil compared to 931 as of May 31.
BТС's total length is 1.768 kilometers including a 443-kilometer section running via Azerbaijan, a 249-kilometer section passing via Georgia and a 1,076-kilometer section traversing Turkey. Construction of the pipeline began in April 2003. The pipeline launched May 18, 2005.
BTC 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).
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