2 billion barrels of oil shipped from Ceyhan terminal

Botas International Limited (BIL) company, daughter company of BOTAS state pipeline company, which was created to operate the Turkish section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline has shipped 2600 tankers from the Ceyhan terminal.

BIL reported that since June 2, 2006, when the first tanker was shipped, till now 2 billion barrels of oil has been shipped from the Ceyhan oil terminal.

Total length of the BTC is 1768 km, of which 443 km pass through Azerbaijan, 249 km pass through Georgia and 1076 km through Turkey. The pipeline construction started in April 2003 and its filling with oil on May 18, 2005.

Oil extracted from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) offshore bloc (in average 510,000 barrels of oil a day) and condensate from the Shah Deniz offshore field (50,000) barrels is transported via BTC. In addition, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan oil (about 140,000 barrels) is transported via BTC.—0—

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