Monday, October 01, 2007
Hitch halts Baku-Ceyhan flows
28 September 2007 - Upstream OnLine - UK supermajor BP's Baku-Ceyhan pipeline has halted shipments of crude to Turkey from the Azeri Caspian Sea due to technical problems, a company spokeswoman said today. "Shipments of oil from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields have stopped for several days. Output will fall to 160,000 barrels per day," Tamam Bayatly, a spokeswoman for BP's Azeri operations, told Reuters. The pipeline, which takes Azeri oil to Turkey via Georgia, opened in June 2006.