Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 7
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
Some 2.4 million tons of Azerbaijani oil were transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline in January 2014 compared to 2.6 million tons in January 2013, SOCAR said on Feb. 7.
The BTC pipeline transported some 29.7 million tons of Azerbaijani oil in 2013 compared to 29.67 million tons in 2012.
Some 250,460 tons of Turkmen oil and 238,400 tons of oil from Kazakhstan were transported via BTC in January.
As of February 1, 2014, some 237.54 million tons of Azerbaijani oil have been transported from the Ceyhan port to world markets since the beginning of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline operation.
Some 2.21 million tons were supplied from the Turkish port of Ceyhan to the world markets in January compared to 2.34 million tons in January 2013. As of February 1, 2014, some 235.35 million tons of Azerbaijani oil have been supplied from Ceyhan to the world markets since the beginning of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline operation.
In 2013 some 29.2 million tons of oil were transported to the world markets from the Turkish port of Ceyhan compared to 29.3 million tons in 2012.
The total length of the BТС is 1,768 kilometers including a 443 kilometer long section running through Azerbaijan, a 249 kilometer long section in Georgia and a 1,076 kilometer long section in Turkey.
The construction of the pipeline started in April 2003. It was filled with oil on May 18, 2005.
The shareholders of BTC are BP (30.1 percent), AzBTC (25 percent), Chevron (8.90 percent), Statoil (8.71 percent), TPAO (6.53 percent), Eni (five percent), Total (five percent), Itochu (3.40 percent), Inpex (2.5 percent), ConocoPhilips (2.50 percent) and ONGC (2.36 percent).
Translated by NH
Edited by SM