Oil transportation via BTC down
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Some 10.88 million tons of oil were transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline in January-April 2017, as compared to 11.72 million tons in the same period of 2016, Azerbaijan’s State Statistics Committee said in a report.
“Some 78.1 percent of oil transported via the country’s main pipelines accounted for the BTC pipeline in January-April 2017,” says the report.
A total of 13.93 million tons of oil were transported via the country’s main pipelines in January-April 2017 as compared to 14.91 million tons in the same period of 2016, according to the report.
Total length of the BТСis 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 2.55 billion cubic meters of gas were transported via the South Caucasus Pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline) in January-April 2017, as compared to 2.52 billion cubic meters in the same period of 2016.
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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