Azerbaijan exports slightly more oil via BTC pipeline in 2016

Azerbaijan exports slightly more oil via BTC pipeline in 2016
Azerbaijan exported 28.863 million tonnes of oil via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline in 2016, 0.1% more than in 2015, the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR) told Interfax.


Between the BTC pipeline going into service on June 4, 2006 and January 1 of this year, 321.538 million tonnes of oil were shipped, including 2.386 million tonnes in December.


The BTC pipeline also carried 441,271 tonnes of oil from Turkmenistan in December.


According to adjusted data, in 2016, a total of 28.641 million tonnes of oil was shipped from the Ceyhan oil terminal, including 1.888 million tonnes in December. Since the pipeline BTC pipeline went into service, 319.8 million tonnes were shipped from the terminal.


The BTC pipeline runs for 1,768 kilometers - 443 km through Azerbaijan, 249 km through Georgia, and 1,076 km through Turkey. Throughput capacity is more than 50 million tonnes a year.

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