BTC increases oil transportation through Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 1
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline transported 91.22 million barrels of oil through Turkey in Jan.-Apr. 2015, said the message posted on the website of Turkey's BOTAS company.
BTC has increased the volume of oil transportation through Turkey by 2.9 percent compared to the same period of 2014 (88.65 million barrels).
In total, 260.68 million barrels of oil was transported via BTC through Turkey's territory in 2014, compared to 249.62 million barrels in 2013.
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.
BTC Co. shareholders are: BP (30.1 percent), AzBTC (25 percent), Chevron (8.9 percent), Statoil (8.71 percent), ТРАО (6.53 percent), Eni (5 percent), Total (5 percent), Itochu (3.4 percent), Inpex (2.5 percent), ConocoPhillips (2.5 percent) and ONGC (2.36 percent).
Moreover, 50.46 million barrels of oil was transported via the Iraq-Turkey pipeline through Turkey's territory in Jan.-Apr. 2015, compared to 15 million barrels in the first four months of 2014. The pipeline transported 55.91 million barrels of oil in 2014, compared to 91.88 million barrels in 2013.
Ceyhan-Kirikkale pipeline transported 5.15 million barrels of oil through Turkey's territory in Jan.-Apr., compared to 7.8 million barrels a year earlier. In total, 22.21 million barrels of oil was transported via the Ceyhan-Kirikkale pipeline in 2014, compared to 23.74 million barrels a year earlier.
Batman-Dortyol pipeline transported 4.78 million barrels of oil in Jan.-Apr. 2015, compared to 4.2 million barrels in the same period of 2014.
Batman-Dortyol pipeline transported 14.45 million barrels of oil in 2014, compared to 11.61 million battles in 2013.
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