BTC Not A Helper For Bosphorus
23 thousand 506 ships that passed by the Bosphorus, carried 61 million tones dangerous material as loading.
Bakü-Tiflis-Ceyhan Pipeline (BTC) which was activated in 2006, couldn't decrease the loading of Bosphorus which is the traditional way for centuries of transporting 250 million tones energy material from Hazar Catchments to Europe.
Bakü-Tiflis-Ceyhan Pipeline, which was opened to service in 2006, couldn't lighten the traffic of Bosphorus and Dardanelle, which is traditional way of transporting the energy material from Hazar Catchments to Europe. In first 5 months 23 thousand ships passed with 1 million tones dangerous material by Turkish Straits (if compared with last year, it increased).
Since the beginning of 2007, 23 thousand 506 ships carried 2 millions and 2 thousand tones dangerous material. Despite the activation of Bakü-Tiflis-Ceyhan Pipeline, it was seen that there is no reduction in tanker traffic by the Straits. In 2003; 8 thousand 97 tankers and 46 thousand 989 vessels, in 2004; 9 thousand 398 tankers and 54 thousand 594 vessels, in 2005; 10 thousand 27 tankers and 54 thousand 794 vessels, in 2006; 10 thousand 153 tankers and 54 thousand 880 vessels passed.