- Source: Samsun (Turkey)
- Destination: Ceyhan (Turkey)
- Ownership: TAPCO, ENI & Calik Enerji whilst Rosneft & Transneft have signed an MOU
- Length: 550 kilometres ( miles)
- Capacity: 1.5 barrels of oil per day
- Crude Type: Russian, Ural
- From Samsun on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, to Ceyhan on the Meditereanean
- The oil transportation system consists of the following main components:
- New unloading terminal and tank farm close to Samsun
- Pipeline from the area east of Samsun to Ceyhan (partly following the BTC corridor) and relevant pump/reducing stations.
- The pipeline will be 42-48 inches in diameter
- There will be 4 pumping stations
- There will be 1 pressure reducing station
- Connection with existing Ceyhan loading terminal and additional storage capacity.
- According to the IEA, compared to other by-pass alternatives, the Project offers the following advantages:
- it will benefit from synergies with existing Turkish facilities:(i) from Sariz to Ceyhan the pipeline will follow BTC’s right of way;
- Crude oil will be delivered to the existing Ceyhan Loading Terminal, which could be exploited at full capacity.
- The route runs only across Turkey, and no intergovernmental agreement should be put in place.
- Both unloading (Samsun) and loading (Ceyhan) terminals will allow use of VLCC tankers.
- The selected route represents the shortest transhipment distance in the Black Sea, with consequent time and cost savings.
- The environmental conditions along the route, as well as appropriate mitigation actions, are well known. Furthermore the pipeline runs in a scarcely populated area, and partly along the BTC corridor, and this will facilitate/expedite the landacquisition as well as the construction activities.
- Wikipedia Page
- Original press Release, 2006
- Trans Anatolian Pipeline Project, IEA, 2006
- CGES Summary of Project
- Calik Enerji
- Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni meets Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin in Ankara, 2010
- Rosneft President Participates in Igor Sechin’s Visit to Turkey