No 19



Turkey, BP Resolve Issues Holding Up BTC Pipeline

The Turkish Government and the BP-led Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline company said on 7 May that they had resolved issues of land appropriation and taxes that had been slowing progress on the Turkish section of the 1,760km crude pipeline. As leader of the BTC Company, BP sent a letter to the Turkish Government in April and BP Azerbaijan President David Woodward paid a visit to Ankara shortly afterward...