BTC transports 21.3 mln tonnes of oil in eight months

​BTC transports 21.3 mln tonnes of oil in eight months

Azerbaijan’s main oil pipelines transported 26,384,400 tonnes of oil in January-August 2019, down 3.6% from the previous year, Report informs.

According to the State Statistical Committee, 80.8% or 21,307,500 tonnes of oil was transported via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC), down 4.4% from a year earlier.

During the reporting period, BTC also transported 3,100,800 tonnes of transit oil, down 26% from 2018.

The 1,768 kilometres long pipeline starts at the Sangachal Terminal near Baku, Azerbaijan. Its transportation capacity is 1.2 mln bpd. It was put into operation in June 2006. Currently, the pipeline is transporting ACG oil, Shahdeniz condensate. Moreover, other crude oil and condensate, as well as transit oil are also transported via the pipeline.

Azerbaijani oil is also transported via Baku-Supsa and Baku-Novorossiysk pipelines. 

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