BTC Pipeline completed, ready to move new crude supplies

Azerbaijan soon will become a major energy exporter. Officials opened the valves to start line fill late last month at the Sangachal terminal near Baku on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline, which will move crude oil from Azerbaijan’s Caspian Sea region to western markets. BP PLC operates the new line.Underlining the economic importance of the event, the pipeline was inaugurated by Pres. Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, Pres. Ahmet Sezer of Turkey, and Pres. Mikhail Saakashvilli of Georgia. Also in attendance was Kazakhstan’s Pres. Nursaltan Nazarbayev.Line fill will take 10 million bbl and about 4 months to complete. Cost of the project is somewhere between $4 billion and $5.2...

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