Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (BTC) transported 18.494 million barrels of oil to Turkey in March, which is 1.115 million barrels or 5.7 percent less than the previous year, Report. az informs, citing BOTAS.
In the first quarter of 2021, the BTC transported 51.998 million barrels of oil through Turkey, down 5.658 million barrels or 9.8% from a year earlier.
The BTC transports ACG oil and Shah Deniz condensate. Moreover, the pipeline carries crude oil and condensate volume, as well as Turkmen, Russian and Kazakh oils.
Following the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 8 mln 950.7 thousand tons of oil was transported via Azerbaijan's main pipelines in January-March, out of which the BTC transported 76.8% of oil. Transported amounts for the last three months dropped by 5.8% if compared to those of the last year. In January-March, the BTC transported 6 mln 877.5 thousand tons of oil, which is 9.8% less than the amounts transported last year. During the reporting period, the volume of oil transported via the BTC amounted to 858,300 tonnes (a 22.7 percent increase over the same period in 2020).