Transportation of Azerbaijani light oil via Turkey increases
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
About 113 million barrels of oil were transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline via Turkey in January-May 2010 compared to about 113.7 million barrels in January-April 2009, a statement posted on the official website of the Botas Turkish state pipeline company said.
In May, about 24 million barrels of oil were transported via the BTC through Turkey compared to about 25.7 million barrels in May of 2009.
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 60.03 million barrels of oil were transported in January-May via an Iraq-Turkey pipeline through Turkey. In May the figure was about 13.3 million barrels compared to 10 million in April. Last year, the pipeline transported 167.6 million barrels compared to 135.5 million barrels in 2008.
About 6 million barrels of oil were transported via the Ceyhan-Kirikkale Pipeline in January-May through Turkey. In May, the figure was about 1.8 million barrels, compared to 2 million barrels in April. About 20.2 million barrels of oil were transported via Ceyhan-Kirikkale in 2009 compared to 21.4 million barrels in 2008.
Over 5.4 million barrels of oil were transported in January-May through the Batman-Dordyol Pipeline. In May, the figure was about 780,000 barrels, compared to about 1.26 million in April. Last year, the pipeline transported 12.2 million barrels of oil compared to about 11.1 million barrels in 2008.