08.Oct .2020 09:12

Azerbaijani launches a criminal case against Armenia over BTC’s attempted shelling

Azerbaijani launches a criminal case against Armenia over BTC’s attempted shelling
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Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office has launched a criminal case over Armenia’s attempted shelling of the section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, which runs through Azerbaijan’s Yevlakh district - the Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement.

The BTC pipeline delivers Azeri light crude loaded in Baku's Heydar Aliyev marine terminal – mainly from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli field – through Georgia to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan for further export via tankers. The 7 oil tanks in the Ceyhan region each have a storage capacity of 1 million barrels, in addition to 51 valve stations, 4 pump stations, and two rig stations.

According to Turkey's Petroleum Pipeline Corporation BOTAŞ, the 1,776-km-long BTC pipeline – a historic international energy project – has delivered over 3.3 billion barrels of oil since its inauguration on July 13, 2006.