Oil transportation via BTC grows
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
More than 13.74 million tons of oil were transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline in January-May 2018, as compared to 13.68 million tons in January-May 2017, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said in a report.
“In January-May 2018, 81.3 percent of oil transported via the country’s main pipelines accounted for the BTC pipeline,” says the report.
A total of 16.9 million tons of oil were transported via the country’s main pipelines in January-May 2018 as compared to 17.48 million tons in January-May2017, the committee said.
In January-May 2018, 2.6 million tons of transit oil were pumped through the BTC, which is 3.4 percent less than in January-May 2017.
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.
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