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99 million barrels of oil were shipped from BTC in the first 6 months of the year

In the first 6 months of this year, the highest shipment from the sea terminal in Ceyhan was made in January, with 18 million 497 thousand 997 barrels.

In the first 6 months of this year, 99 million 95 thousand 854 barrels of crude oil were shipped from the Ceyhan marine terminal of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Crude Oil Pipeline, which transports the oil extracted from the Caspian Sea to the world markets through Turkey.

The crude oil reaching the Haydar Aliyev Marine Terminal in Adana’s Ceyhan district, which is called the “energy project of the century”, is offered to the world market by tankers by BOTAŞ International (BIL), which operates the Turkish part of the BTC line.

Significant figures were also reached in the first 6 months of 2021, in the shipments of 3 billion 571 million 15 thousand 467 barrels of oil from Haydar Aliyev Marine Terminal, when it was put into service to the end of last year, to the world market with 4 thousand 659 tankers.

With a length of 1776 kilometers and a length of 1074 kilometers passing through Turkey, 99 million 95 thousand 854 barrels were loaded on 137 tankers in the January-June period of this year.

In the first 6 months at the terminal, the highest shipment was made in January with 18 million 497 thousand 997 barrels, while the least shipment was made in February with 14 million 986 thousand 408 barrels.


Nadim Ekiz, General Manager of BOTAŞ International, who operates the Turkish side of the BTC Crude Oil Pipeline, said that they are happy and excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of BOTAŞ International this year.

Ekiz pointed out that BOTAŞ International, Turkey’s international brand in the field of energy, is one of the distinguished organizations in the country that continues to serve in the global market with its dynamic staff and professional services, “Our institution, which has a strategic position in the field of energy, is the so-called ‘Energy Project of the Century’. It has carried the energy of our country to the future by safely loading over 3 billion 670 million barrels of Azerbaijani oil from the BTC Crude Oil Pipeline, with an efficiency of 99.5 percent, to more than 4 thousand 800 tankers.” he said.

Emphasizing that BOTAŞ International is constantly working to improve its service quality, Ekiz said, “BOTAS International, which has made operation and maintenance services suitable for today’s technologies by providing uninterrupted and trouble-free oil flow, and has become a brand in this direction, will increase its success in the sector in the future, as well as today. I believe he will make a name for himself tomorrow as well.” used the phrases.


BIL was founded by BOTAŞ on July 3, 1996 in order to participate in the activities of countries and multinational companies that have a say in oil and natural gas projects, and was commissioned to operate BTC in 2001.

In BTC, which started to load crude oil to tankers from Ceyhan Marine Terminal on June 2, 2006, the oil extracted from the Caspian Sea is transported to the marine terminal in Ceyhan via Georgia via the pipeline, and from there to the world markets by tankers. The line, which is 1776 kilometers long, has a daily oil carrying capacity of 1 million barrels and 50 million tons of oil per year.

There are 7 oil tanks, 51 block valve stations, 4 pumping stations and 2 pigging stations, each with a diameter of 100 meters, a height of 20 meters and a storage capacity of one million barrels.


The opinions expressed herein are the author’s and not necessarily those of News2Sea.

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