The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline delivered 2.99 billion barrels of Azeri oil from Ceyhan marine terminal in the Adana Province of southern Turkey to international oil market since 2006, according to Turkey's BOTAS Pipeline Corporation on Saturday.
The 1,776 kilometer-long BTC pipeline, which ends in the Ceyhan port, was built by the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline company, BTC Company.
It became operational in June 2006 and has a capacity of 1.2 million barrels per day. It delivers Azeri light crude -- mainly from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli field -- through Georgia to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan for further export via tankers.
Oil deliveries from the Ceyhan marine terminal in the Adana Province of southern Turkey reached 2.99 billion barrels in 12 years, according to Turkey's BOTAS Pipeline Corporation.
BOTAS' data showed that over 3.9 thousands tankers transferred Azeri oil to the world market from the Haydar Aliyev Marine Terminal in Ceyhan since 2006.
The largest amount of oil deliveries was made in 2010 with 286.2 million barrels and the lowest was made in 2006 with 57.7 million barrels.
The pipeline transferred 57.7 million barrels of oil in 2006 when started to pump oil.
The BTC pipeline delivered 252.7 million barrels of oil in 2017.
In addition to that from the beginning of this year 127 million barrels of Azeri oil were delivered via BTC until today.
Reporting by Ibrahim Erikan
Writing by Huseyin Erdogan