BTC exported 17.3m t of crude oil in 1st half of 2016, BP Azerbaijan

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Baku, August 22, AZERTAC

In the first half of 2016, BTC exported around 130 million barrels (about 17.3 million tonnes) of crude oil loaded on 166 tankers at Ceyhan, BP Azerbaijan said.

Since the 1,768km BTC pipeline became operational in June 2006 it has carried a total of about 2.49 billion barrels (around 332 million tonnes) of crude oil loaded on 3,278 tankers and sent to world markets, according to the company.

The BTC pipeline currently carries mainly ACG crude oil and Shah Deniz condensate from Azerbaijan. In addition, other crude oil and condensate continue to be transported via BTC, including volumes from Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.

“During the first half of 2016, BTC spent approximately $61 million in operating expenditure and $26 million in capital expenditure,” BP Azerbaijan said.

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