Transportation of transit oil via BTC increased by more than 86%

From January to August 2014 3,823,067 tons of transit oil from the right cost of the Caspian Sea was transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, reported SOCAR press office.

During the same period last year the volume of pumping of transit oil via BTC totaled 2,053,224 tons. This means that during 8 months pumping of transit oil via BTC increased by 86.2%

Such a sharp increase in transportation of transit oil is caused by beginning of transportation of Kazakhstan oil via BTC since November 2013. Before that only Turkmenistan oil was transported.

* Transportation of Turkmenistan oil via BTC started in July 2010. Last year the volume of transportation totaled 2.9 million tons. In 2012 3,048,204 tons of Turkmenistan oil was pumped via BTC, in 2011 – 2,237,027 tons and in 2010 – only 1,270,000 tons.—0—

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