Azeri oil exports by the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline by way of Georgia and Turkey fell by 11.2% 12 months on 12 months within the first 10 months of 2020 to 23.2 million tonnes, the State Statistics Committee mentioned.
The BTC pipeline is used to export oil from the Azeri, Chirag and Guneshli (ACG) oilfields operated by BP BP.L.
Azerbaijan’s oil exports for January-October totalled 29.3 million tonnes, about 80% of which was by way of the BTC pipeline.
The quantity of transit oil, crude originating in Kazakhstan, by BTC fell to three.3 million tonnes within the first 10 months, from 3.8 million tonnes a 12 months earlier.
Azerbaijan additionally exports oil by way of Russia by the Baku-Novorossiisk pipeline and by way of Georgia by rail and thru the Baku-Supsa pipeline.
Turkmenistan additionally traditionally exported some crude by way of BTC, however diverted its flows to a Russian port in 2019.
Azerbaijan’s oil exports by BTC fell 8% in 2019 to 31.135 million tonnes.
Supply: Reuters (Reporting by Nailia Bagirova; Writing by Margarita Antidze; Modifying by David Goodman)