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BTC transports almost 33 million tons of oil in 2012

Oil&Gas Materials 18 January 2013 12:43
In 2012, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline transported 32.9 million tons of oil compared to 34.5 million tons in 2011, Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee told Trend on Friday.

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.18 / Trend, E.Ismayilov/

In 2012, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline transported 32.9 million tons of oil compared to 34.5 million tons in 2011, Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee told Trend on Friday.

"Three fourth of oil transported via main oil pipeline of the country accounted for Baku-Tbilisi-Cehyan oil pipeline in 2012," State Statistics Committee said.
As the State Statistics Committee said, 43.3 million tons of oil was transported last year by the country's main oil pipelines.

The total length of BТС is 1.768 kilometers including the 443 kilometer section running via Azerbaijan, the 249 kilometer section via Georgia and the 1.076 kilometer via Turkey.Construction of the pipeline began in April 2003 and it was filled with oil on May 18, 2005.

BTC Co. shareholders are: BP (30.1 percent); AzBTC (25 percent); Chevron (8.90 percent); Statoil (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 Hess (2.36 percent) (sold its share to Indian ONGC, the deal will be completed in the first quarter of 2013).

The South Caucasus gas pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum) transported 4 billion cubic meters of gas in 2012 compared to 4.5 billion in 2011.

The length of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum (South Caucasian gas pipeline) is more than 700km. The gas produced from the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea is transported via the pipeline. The gas is supplied Georgia and Turkey. Azerbaijan also appears as the buyer of gas.

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