Azerbaijan’s gas transportation via South Caucasus pipeline up
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 20
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
About 28.05 million tons of oil was transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline in January-October 2017 as compared to 28.52 million tons in the same period of 2016, says a report of Azerbaijan’s State Statistics Committee.
“About 78.8 percent of oil transported via the country’s main pipelines accounted for the BTC pipeline in January- October 2017,” says the report.
In total, more than 35.58 million tons of oil was transported via the country’s main pipelines in the period as compared to 37.03 million tons in January-October 2016.
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 on May 18, 2005.
According to the report, 5.97 billion cubic meters of gas were transported via the South Caucasus Pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum) in January-October 2017 as compared to 5.78 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.