Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
Turkey's Botas International Limited (BIL) has shipped around two billion barrels of oil from the Ceyhan port since June 2, 2006 until the present.
BIL started operating the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline in Turkey in 2001.
The 2,600th tanker has been dispatched from the Ceyhan terminal, according to a message posted on the official website of Botas International Limited.
BTC's total length 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 and was filled with oil on May 18, 2005.
BTC Co. shareholders include BP (30.1 percent), AzBTC (25 percent), Chevron (8.9 percent), Statoil (8.71 percent), TPAO (6.53 percent), Eni (5 percent), Total (5percent), Itochu (3.4 percent), Inpex (2.5 percent), ConocoPhilips (2.5 percent) and ONGC (2.36 percent)
Edited by CN