Over 16 mln tons of oil transported via BTC in Jan.-June
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 20 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
Around 16.6 million tons of oil were transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline in January-June 2013 compared to 17.4 million tons in January-June 2012, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee told Trend today.
"Three-quarters of entire oil transported via the country's main oil pipelines network fell to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline in January-June," the Committee said.
Around 21.7 million tons of oil were transported via the country's main oil pipelines in January-June.
The BТС's total length is 1768 kilometers 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 ONGC (2.36 per cent).
The South Caucasus gas pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum) transported 2.1 billion cubic meters of gas in January-June compared to 2.2 billion cubic meters in January-June last year.
The country's main gas pipelines transported 10 billion cubic meters of gas in January-June.
The length of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline (South Caucasus Pipeline) exceeds 700 kilometers. The pipeline transports gas from the Shah Deniz gas-condensate field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea. The gas is supplied to Georgia and Turkey. Azerbaijan also appears as the buyer of gas.