SOCAR increases oil export from Turkish Ceyhan port

Oil&Gas Materials 6 June 2015 09:25 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 6
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:

SOCAR's Marketing and Economic Operations Department exported 11.71 million metric tons of oil from Turkish port of Ceyhan in January-May 2015, or 0.1 percent more than in the same period of 2014 (11.7 million metric tons), SOCAR said June 5.

SOCAR exported 2.47 million metric tons of oil from Ceyhan in May 2015, compared to 2.21 million metric tons in the same month of 2014, the statement said.

In total, the company exported over 20.48 million metric tons of oil from the port of Ceyhan in 2014, compared to 19.75 million metric tons in 2013.

Oil from the Ceyhan port is delivered via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline.

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.

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