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Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline



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ESIA disclosed:

12 Jun 2003



Approval date:

11 Nov 2003

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline project (BTC) is being proposed by a group of major oil companies led by BP. It would be the primary export route to the Mediterranean for the significant volumes of oil that will be produced during the full field development of the Azeri, Chirag, Guneshli (ACG) off-shore oil fields located in the Azeri section of the Caspian Sea. The BTC pipeline is approximately 1,750 km in length and will have an ultimate design capacity of one million barrels of oil per day. The total project cost is estimated at US$ 3.6 billion.

The BTC pipeline will help unlock the economic potential of the Caspian, bringing investment and revenues as well as the parallel economic development that will be broadly shared. The pipeline will strengthen competition as a first step to expanding capacity to transport oil and gas from the Caspian, adding competition between routes and ultimately increasing the share in revenues paid to host governments.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

ESIA summary for Azerbaijan (189KB - PDF)
ESIA summary for Georgia (358KB - PDF)
Multistakeholder Forum Meetings Report (2MB - PDF)
NGO comments and EBRD response (244KB - PDF)
EBRD and IFC Multistakeholder Forum Meetings Report: Azeri (2MB - PDF), Georgian (2MB - PDF), Russian (2MB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability


Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London,



Enterprise Centre
99 Mirza Mansur St.
Tel: +994 12 979 624 or +994 12 979 124
Fax: +994 12 979 654
Contact: Ulviyya Zeynalova

Yevlakh Executive Authorities Office
3 Azerbaijan St.
Tel: +994 166 608 08
Contact: Jumshud Mikayilov

BP Office in Baku
2 Neftchilar Prospekti,
Villa Petrolea,
Tel: +994 12 979 000
Fax: +994 12 979 602
Contact: Yuliy Zaytsev for Phase 1 documents

BTC Office in Baku
1033 Izmir St.,
Hyatt Tower 2, 4th Floor,
Tel: +994 12 978 200
Fax: +994 12 97 82 95
Contact: Arina Aliyeva

EBRD Baku Resident Office
Landmark Building 1, 4-th Floor
96 Nizami street,
Baku 370010
Tel: +994 12 97 1014/7
Fax: +994 12 97 1019
Contact: Raymond Conway, Head of the Office


BTC project office
38 Saburtalo str.
Tel:+995 32 59 34 00

REC Caucasus office
74 Chavchavadze ave. room 901

National Library
7 Gudiashvili str.

Rustavi Mayor’s office
20, Kostava str.

Akhaltsikhe Mayor’s office
15, Kostava str.

EBRD Tbilisi Resident Office
38 Nino Chkheidze Street
Tbilisi 380002
Tel: +995 32 92 0512/13/14
Fax: +995 32 923845
Contact: Nikolay Hadjiyski, Head of the Office


National Library in Ankara
Bahçelievler Son durak
Tel: + 90 312 212 62 00
Fax: 90 312 223 04 51

Beyazit Library in Istanbul
Turan Emeksiz Sok. No:6
Tel: +90 212 522 37 51
Fax: +90 212 512 84 74

Atatürk University in Erzurum
Atatürk Üniversitesi Rektörlügü
Tel: +90 442 218 41 20
Fax: + 90 442 218 71 40

Çukurova Üniversitesi Rektörlügü in Adana,
1330 Balcali
Tel: +90 322 3386423 or +90 322 3386794
Fax: +90 322 3386945


Environmental enquiries:

BTC: Arina Aliyeva,
Tel: +99412 978200

BTC: Rusiko Medzmariashvili
Tel: +99599 593400

BTC: Sukran Caglayan
Tel: +90 312 287 1234


This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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