In the first half of 2020, BTC spent around $48 million in operating expenditure and about $14 million in capital expenditure, BP told APA-Economics.
Since the 1,768 km BTC pipeline became operational in June 2006 till the end of the second quarter of 2020, it carried a total of 3.47 billion barrels (more than 462 million tonnes) of crude oil loaded on 4,526 tankers and sent to world markets.
During the first half, BTC exported more than 113 million barrels (about 15 million tonnes) of crude oil loaded on 145 tankers at Ceyhan.
The BTC pipeline currently carries mainly ACG crude oil and Shah Deniz condensate from Azerbaijan. In addition, other volumes of crude oil and condensate continue to be transported via BTC, including volumes from Turkmenistan, Russia and Kazakhstan.