Azerbaijani BTC to transport oil from Kazakh Kashagan field

May 16, 2014

Once the oil production at Kazakhstan's Kashagan offshore field increases, some portion of this oil will be transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, Azerbaijan's Energy Minister, Natig Aliyev said, Trend reported on May 15.

The minister made the remarks in his interview with The Business Year-Azerbaijan 2014 magazine. Kazakhstan said it is planned to produce some 23 million tonnes of oil at the field per year in the first stage and to increase this volume to 50 million tonnes in the second stage, Aliyev said. "In that case, some portion of this crude oil will be exported through Azerbaijan to markets in the West," the minister stressed.

The BTC has already begun to transport the Kazakh oil. BTC is expected to transport around three million tonnes of oil from Kazakhstan's Tengiz field in 2014, Uzakbai Karabalin, the country's Oil and Gas Minister said earlier. Moreover, BTC also transports Turkmenistan's oil.

Copyright: Trend, 2014