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Transit oil pumping through the BTC pipeline increased by 22%

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The volume of oil pumped through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline in January-April 2022 amounted to 9 million 173.3 thousand tons, by 1.2% higher than the same period last year.

According to the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in the first four months of 2022, 1 million 575.1 thousand tons of transit oil were also pumped through the VTS oil pipeline. At the same time, the growth was 22.2%.

At present, oil from the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli block of fields and condensate from the Shah Deniz field, as well as oil from the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan, are pumped through the VTS oil pipeline. Also, Turkmen oil, Kazakh and Russian oil are pumped through the military-technical cooperation.

At the end of 2021, 26 million 421.5 thousand tons of oil were pumped through the military-technical cooperation. Including 3 million 598.4 thousand tons of transit oil.

The length of the BTC oil pipeline is 1,768 thousand km, of which 443 km in Azerbaijan, 249 km in Georgia, and 1,076 km in Turkey. The pipeline’s capacity is 1.2 million barrels per day, or 60 million tons of oil per year.

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