September 13, 2008

Turkey’s Oil Flow Resumes After Failure at Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Fixed

Text of report in English by Turkish semi-official news agency Anatolia

Adana, 13 September: Oil flow has resumed at the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan pipeline after technicians fixed the technical failure at a pumping station in eastern Turkey on Saturday [13 September].

A technical failure on the pipeline disrupted oil flow late Thursday, officials of the Turkish pipeline company Botas said.

The cause of the failure at the valve of a pumping station in the eastern province of Sivas was not immediately known, Botas officials said on Friday.

There was no problem in oil supply for tankers at Turkey's Mediterranean Port of Ceyhan, where Caspian oil reaches, despite the interruption due to the amount of oil stored at the terminal, officials added.

Originally published by Anatolia news agency, Ankara, in English 0805 13 Sep 08.

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