200th tanker sent from BTC
It was reported that 200th tanker was loaded and with a ceremony sent to Italy from Ceyhan Port (last station of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline).
Bota? International Limited Company (BIL) General Director and Chairman of Board of Directors Salih Pa?ao?lu said: "In 6 ?ubat 2007, 100th tanker was loaded and this was celebrated with the join of Energy Minister Hilmi Güler in 15th April of 2007 and in 8th July 2007 200th tanker was loaded."
Pa?ao?lu who said: "200th tanker, Iran flagged "Iran Saveh" vessel loaded with 1 million 50 thousand barrels, sent to Trieste Port of Italy." continued: "BTC pipeline which was worked full capacity for 7 hours in 15-16of June 2007, in 7-8 July of 2007 this time worked for 17 hours full capacity.
During the assay time in an hour 6 thousand 600 cubic meters crude oil was pumped, and reached to 1 million barrels capacity in a day.
BTC, which reached to 163.4 million barrels with the loading of 200th tanker, brought to treasure and BIL more than 100 million dollars.
Pa?ao?lu said: "Ceyhan Sea Terminal loaded 200 tankers so far, and 4 of these are Turkish flagged tankers."