BTC transports over 110 mln barrels of oil through Turkey in January-May
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 2 / Trend E.Ismayilov/
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline transported 110.66 million barrels of oil via Turkey in January-May compared to 113.21 million barrels in January-May, 2011, a statement posted on the official website of the Botas Turkish state pipeline company says on Monday.
About 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).
Some 67.65 million barrels of oil were transported via an Iraq-Turkey pipeline through Turkey in January-May compared to about 69.96 million in January-May, 2011. About 147.2 million barrels were transported via this pipeline last year compared to 132.3 million barrels in Jan. 2010.
Some 7.02 million barrels of oil were transported via the Ceyhan-Kirikkale pipeline through Turkey in January-May compared to about 8.7 million barrels in January-May 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 4.37 million barrels in January-May compared to 5.16 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.