Over 2,200 tankers dispatched from Ceyhan terminal
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 10 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
As of June 10, 2013, Botas International Limited (BIL) shipped 1.7 billion barrel of oil from Ceyhan oil terminal via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline since June 2, 2006 till the present compared to 1.45 billion barrels as of June 1, 2012, BIL official website reported on Friday.
BIL was initially founded by the Turkish state pipeline company Botas to establish cooperation with foreign companies. In 2001, BIL was reorganized to operate the BTC.
According to the report, during the reporting period 2,204 tankers were loaded at the terminal compared to 1,883 tankers as of June 1, 2012.
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.
Shareholders of BTC Co. founded on August 1, 2002 for the implementation of the project, 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 ONGC (2.36 percent).