Azerbaijan's oil pumping through BTC pipeline shrinks
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.18
By Fidan Babayeva - Trend:
Some 19 million tons of oil were transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline from January through August 2020, which is 10.4 percent less compared to the same period in 2019, Trend reports on Sept.18 referring to a report of the State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan.
In 2020, 79.7 percent of the total oil transported through the country's main oil pipelines accounted for the BTC pipeline.
According to the committee, over 23.9 million tons of oil were shipped through the main pipelines.
In the past 8 months of this year, almost 2.7 million tons of transit (Turkmen) oil were pumped through the BTC, which is 12.9 percent less compared to the same period of last year.
The total length of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline is 1,768 kilometers, of which 443 kilometers lies on Azerbaijan, 249 kilometers - Georgia, 1,076 kilometers - Turkey.
Construction of the BTC pipeline began in April 2003, and its filling with oil on May 18, 2005.
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