5.3 billion barrels of oil flowed through Turkey in 24 years
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyOver the last 24 years, 5.3 billion barrels of crude oil have been distributed via four pipelines in Turkey, according to the data from the state-run pipeline company BOTAŞ.
While around 385 million barrels of oil were distributed via the pipelines in 1990, the annual amount increased to 429 million barrels in 2012.
Turkey had closed the Kirkuk-Yumurtalık oil pipeline in 1990 after the UN Security Council imposed economic sanctions on Iraq. The use of the Kirkuk-Yumurtalık pipeline had been limited again during the Iraq war between 2003 and 2007. And during this period of time, Turkey mainly used the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan COP.
The highest amount of crude oil was transported in 2009 with 485.5 million barrels.