BTC transports over 23 mln barrels of oil through Turkey in Jan.
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 27 / Trend E.Ismayilov/
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline transported 23.3 million barrels of oil via Turkey in Jan. compared to 23.4 million barrels in Jan. 2011, a statement posted on the official website of the Botas Turkish state pipeline company says today.
Some 257.15 million barrels of oil were transported via the BTC through Turkey in 2011 compared to about 288.2 million barrels in 2010.
The BТС's total length is 1768 kilometres including a 443-kilometre section running via Azerbaijan, a 249-kilometre section traversing Georgia and a 1076-kilometre section passing through Turkey. The pipeline's construction began in April 2003. First oil was marketed on May 18, 2005.
BTC Co. shareholders include: BP (30.1 per cent); AzBTC (25 per cent); Chevron (8.90 per cent); Statoil Hydro (8.71 per cent); ТРАО (6.53 per cent); Eni (5 per cent); Total (5 per cent); Itochu (3.40 per cent); Inpex (2.50 per cent); ConocoPhillips (2.50 per cent) and Amerada Hess (2.36 per cent).
Over 12 million barrels of oil were transported via an Iraq-Turkey pipeline through Turkey in Jan. compared to 12.7 million in Jan. 2011. About 147.2 million barrels were transported via this pipeline last year compared to 132.3 million barrels in Jan. 2010.
About 242,000 barrels of oil were transported via the Ceyhan-Kirikkale pipeline through Turkey in Jan. compared to over 1.2 million barrels in Jan. 2011. About 20.15 million barrels of oil were transported via this pipeline in 2011 compared to 17.2 million barrels in 2010.
The Batman-Dordyol pipeline transported 728,000 barrels in January compared to 1.5 million barrels in the same period of Jan. 2011. About 10.1 million barrels were transported via the oil pipeline last year compared to over 10.6 million barrels in 2010.