BTC transports 135 million barrels of oil through Turkey
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 26 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) transported 135.17 million barrels of oil via Turkey in January-June compared to about 136 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 85.75 million barrels of oil were transported in January-June via an Iraq-Turkey pipeline through Turkey compared to about 72 million in January-June 2010. Last year, the pipeline transported 132.3 million barrels compared to 167.6 million barrels in 2009.
Some 10.33 million barrels of oil were transported via the Ceyhan-Kirikkale Pipeline in January- June through Turkey . The figure was about 7.75 million barrels in January-June 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 5.9 million barrels in January-June compared to about 6.2 million barrels in January- June 2010. Last year, the pipeline transported 10.6 million barrels of oil compared to about 12.2 million barrels in 2009.