BTC pipeline set to begin operations
Only 40 kilometers remains for crude oil to reach the Ceyhan, Turkey juncture of the Baku-Ceyhan-Tbilisi pipeline, which will convey Azerbaijans oil to Turkey, Trend reports citing the Turkish media.
The first loading of oil to tankers will be done on this Saturday. As it has thick consistency, the oil can travel at two-and-a-half kilometers per hour, so it will reach Ceyhan on 27 May.
The official opening ceremony of the pipeline will be held on July 13, and presidents, prime ministers and energy ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey as well as representatives of 16 countries will attend the ceremony, which carries great importance for Turkey.