The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline exports crude oil from the Caspian to world markets. The 1,768 km route runs from the onshore terminal at Sangachal, near Baku, through Georgia to a new marine export terminal at Ceyhan, on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, thus avoiding the Turkish Straits. BTC construction commenced in 2003 and filling of the line from the Azerbaijan end started in May 2005. First export from the Ceyhan terminal occurred in June 2006. Design throughput is 1million boe/d.
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