BTC ups oil transportation through Turkey
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 24 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) transported 113.21 million barrels of oil via Turkey in January-May compared to about 113 million barrels in the same period of 2010, a statement posted on the official website of the Botas Turkish state pipeline company said.
Some 288.2 million barrels of oil were transported via the BTC through Turkey in 2010 compared to about 285.5 million barrels in 2009
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 69.96 million barrels of oil were transported in January-May via an Iraq-Turkey pipeline through Turkey compared to about 60.03 million in January-May 2010. Last year, the pipeline transported 132.3 million barrels compared to 167.6 million barrels in 2009.
Some 8.7 million barrels of oil were transported via the Ceyhan-Kirikkale Pipeline in January- May through Turkey . The figure was about 6 million barrels in January-May 2010. About 17.2 million barrels of oil were transported via Ceyhan-Kirikkale in 2010 compared to 20.2 million barrels in 2009.
The Batman-Dordyol Pipeline transported 5.16 million barrels in January-May compared to about 5.4 million barrels in January- May 2010. Last year, the pipeline transported 10.6 million barrels of oil compared to about 12.2 million barrels in 2009.