Sangachal terminal exported 66 mln. barrels of oil in first quarter of this year

Sangachal terminal exported 66 mln. barrels of oil in first quarter of this year
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During the first quarter of this year, the Sangachal terminal exported about 66 million barrels of oil and condensate through Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) and the Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP), which is 4.3% less in comparison with the corresponding period of 2019, APA-Economics reports citing BP’s (operator of project) report regarding annual results of 2019 on its operations in Azerbaijan.

This included about 58 million barrels (decrease of 4.9%) through Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) and over 8 million barrels (almost equal to indicator of the previous year) through the Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP).

According to the information, the daily capacity of the terminal’s processing systems is currently 1.2 million barrels of crude oil and condensate, and about 85 million standard cubic metres of Shah Deniz gas, while overall processing and export capacity for gas, including ACG associated gas is around 105 million standard cubic metres per day.

Gas is exported via the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP), the South Caucasus Pipeline expansion system and via SOCAR gas pipelines connecting the terminal’s gas processing facilities with Azerigas’s national grid system.

“On average, more than 51 million standard cubic metres (about 1,800 million standard cubic feet) of Shah Deniz gas was exported from the terminal daily in in the first quarter of 2020”, noted in the report.

Emil Ismayilov

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