1/9/2009

BTC carries 70 million mt of oil to world markets

Today’s Zaman - Nearly 70 million mt of crude oil were transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline between its opening in June 2006 and the end of 2008, officials in BOTAS International Limited (BIL), the operator of the BTC Turkey section, said on Tuesday. BIL officials said the BTC pipeline project, dubbed the ‘energy project of the century’, successfully carrying Caspian oil to world markets through Turkey. According to the officials, around 70 million mt of crude oil have been transported from the Haydar Aliyev Seaport to Ceyhan, Adana province, since June 2, 2006. This oil was then transported by 650 tankers to points beyond Turkey. BIL General Director Salih Pasaoglu said his company carried the crude oil from Ardahan to Ceyhan, overcoming difficult circumstances such as rough terrain and varying climatic conditions. “We are proud to have carried out such a crucial project according to global standards”, he stated.