BTC transports over 88 mln barrels of oil through Turkey in Jan.-April
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 23 /Trend E.Ismayilov/
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline transported 88.07 million barrels of oil via Turkey in Jan.-Feb. compared to about 90.5 million barrels in Jan.-April 2011, a statement posted on the official website of the Botas Turkish state pipeline company says on Monday.
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).
About 56.54 million barrels of oil were transported via an Iraq-Turkey pipeline through Turkey in Jan.-April compared to 54.78 million during the same period last year. About 147.2 million barrels were transported via this pipeline last year compared to 132.3 million barrels during the same period in 2010.
About 4.8 million barrels of oil were transported via the Ceyhan-Kirikkale pipeline through Turkey compared to 6.6 million barrels in Jan.- April last year. 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 more than 3.6 million barrels in Jan.-April compared to over 4.4 million barrels during the same period of 2011. About 10.1 million barrels were transported via the oil pipeline last year compared to over 10.6 million barrels in 2010.