Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 18
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline transported some 27.4 million tons of oil in January-October 2013 compared to 27.7 million tons in the same period of 2012, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee told Trend on Nov.18.
"The three-quarter of the whole oil transported via main oil pipelines of the country fell to Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline in January-Oct., the committee said.
In total, about 36.2 million tons of oil was transported via the main oil pipelines of the country during the reported period.
The total length of BТС is 1.768 kilometres including the 443 kilometre section running via Azerbaijan, the 249 kilometre section via Georgia and the 1.076 kilometre via Turkey.
Construction of the pipeline began in April 2003 and was filled with oil on May 18, 2005.
BTC Co. shareholders include BP (30.1per 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)
According to the State Statistics Committee, around 3.8 billion cubic meters of gas were transported through the South Caucasus Gas Pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum) in January-Oct. compared to 3.3 billion cubic meters in the same period of 2012.
In total, around 16.2 billion cubic meters of gas were transported via the main gas pipelines in January-Oct.
The length of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum (South Caucasus gas pipeline) is over 700 km. 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 to Georgia and Turkey. Azerbaijan also is a buyer of gas.