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Oil transportation via BTC down

Oil&Gas Materials 17 September 2018 17:44

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 17

By Azad Hasanli – Trend:

Almost 22.29 million tons of oil were transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline in January-August 2018, as compared to 22.47 million tons in January-August 2017, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said in a report.

“In January-August 2018, 81.4 percent of oil transported via the country’s main pipelines accounted for the BTC pipeline,” says the report.

A total of 27.38 million tons of oil were transported via the country’s main pipelines in January-August 2018 as compared to 28.6 million tons in January-August 2017, the committee said.

In January-August 2018, 4.2 million tons of transit oil were pumped through the BTC.

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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