BTC Pipeline to Function with its Design Capacity in a Month
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend / The Director General of Turkish Company BOTAS, Salih Pashaoglu, said that nearly 1.6 mln barrels of oil will be possible to be transported via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) per day, REGNUM reports. According to him, presently BTC pipeline which delivers the oil of Azerbaijan to the western markets successfully functions and by collecting its full capacity within a month, will transport one million barrels of oil per day. "In addition, additional pumping stations are planned to be constructed to increase the capacity of the pipeline up to 1.2-1.6 mln barrels per day. Increasing BTC's capacity will bring additional revenues to Turkey," he said.
Pashaoglu said that Turkey will import 3 bln cu.m of gas via Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline in the first year of its launching. $120 will be paid for thousand cu.m of gas.