Turkey to increase security measures for Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

Oil&Gas Materials 1 June 2006 20:08 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey increases the security measures for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. The first part of Azerbaijani oil arrived in Turkish Mediterranean terminal on May 28, and filling the oil into tankers will start on June 4.

The Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Khilim Gular discussed today the issue of ensuring the security of the pipeline with the head of Botas company as well as the representatives of the special service, police and coastline guarding.

From today, it is necessary to take stronger measures for the security of the pipeline, told Gular.

The security program includes increasing the number of police posts along the pipeline and creating mobile police groups.

In the last week, Kurd thrillers tore one part in eastern Turkey, and the damage is estimated at $370 thousand.