On May 14, 2006 Azeri Light oil pumped via pipeline Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) is reaching last intermediate station, following which it is transferred straight to port Ceyhan, BP officials told Trend.
BP officials said nearly РљР°Рє 8.5mln bbl of oil have been pumped into the piprleline to date, in average 175k bbl a day. By preliminary estimations, oil is reaching port Ceyhan in 9 days.
The first tanker is supposedly loaded in late May. Official ceremony of the pipeline opening is held May 13.