Oil transportation via BTC decreases
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 15
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Oil transportation via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline stood at 20.6 million tons in January-July 2016 versus 20.8 million tons in the same period of 2015, a State Statistics Committee report said.
“About 78 percent of the oil transported by the country’s main pipelines accounted for the BTC pipeline,” says the report.
A total of 26.4 million tons of oil has been transported via the country’s main pipelines during the period as compared to 27.5 million tons in January-July 2015, according to the Committee.
Total length of the BТС is 1,768 kilometers, including a 443-kilometer section running through Azerbaijan, a 249-kilometer section in Georgia and a 1,076-kilometer section in Turkey. The construction of the pipeline started in April 2003. It was filled with oil May 18, 2005.
The report also says that 4.16 billion cubic meters of gas was transported via the South Caucasus Pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline) in January-July 2016 versus 4.2 billion cubic meters in the same period of 2015.
The length of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline is more than 700 kilometers. The pipeline transports gas produced at the Shah Deniz gas and condensate field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea. The gas is supplied to Georgia and Turkey.
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