Azerbaijan decreases oil transportation via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18
By Nargiz Ismayilova - Trend:
Some 2.6 million tons of oil were transported through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline in January 2020, which is 7.2 percent less compared to the same period last year, Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani State Statistical Committee.
In this period, the BTC oil pipeline accounted for 80.8 percent of all oil transported through the country's main oil pipelines.
In total, 3.2 million tons of oil were transported through the country's main pipelines in January 2020, compared to 38 million tons transported in the same period of 2019.
Nearly 382,300 tons of Turkmen transit oil were transported through the BTC in January 2020, which is less compared with the same period of 2019.
The total length of the BTC pipeline is 1,768 kilometers, of which 443 kilometers run through the territory of Azerbaijan, 249 kilometers run through Georgia, and 1,076 kilometers go through Turkey. The construction of the pipeline began in April 2003, and it was first filled with oil on May 18, 2005.