BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 5
By Fidan Babayeva - Trend:
Some 2.2 million barrels of oil were transported via Batman Dortyol oil pipeline through Turkey in May 2020, which is 15 percent more than in the same period of last year, Trend reports referring to the statistics data posted on the official website of Turkey’s BOTAS Petroleum Pipeline Corporation.
From January through May 2020, about 9.7 million barrels of oil were transported via the pipeline through Turkey.
In total, 21.5 million barrels of oil were transported via Batman Dortyol pipeline through Turkey in 2019, which is 4.9 percent more than in 2018 (20.4 million barrels).
The oil which is extracted in Batman is transported to the Dortyol seaport (Iskenderun Bay). Batman-Dortyol is the first Turkish oil pipeline and it was commissioned in 1967. It was transferred to BOTAS in 1984. Its annual capacity is 4.5 million tons.
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