May 06 - Turkey’s Council of Ministers Approves Construction of the Samsun-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline

Source Press Release
Company ENI S.p.A. 
Tags Pipelines/ tankers/ distribution
Date May 02, 2006

Turkey’s Council of Ministers has approved the licence for the construction of the Samsun-Ceyhan oil pipeline, which will be jointly built by Çalik Enerji and Eni. The approval process will continue with the ratification of the President of the Turkish Republic, Mr. Ahmet Necdet Sezer. Çalik and Eni have been studying the project since 2003, and in 2005 both companies elected to combine their efforts, resources and expertise to fulfil this important and strategic venture. The pipeline will enable:

  • transportation of Russian and Kazakh oil from the Black Sea to the commercial hub of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea in a safe and inexpensive way
  • safer navigation in the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits, thus contributing to the environmental protection of the waterway’s complex and sensitive ecosystem

Eni and Çalik have already carried out a Feasibility Study on the project as well as site surveys on the Samsun area and along the pipeline route, all the way to the main terminal of Ceyhan. As a result Ceyhan will become an important hub for oil commercialization in international markets. Eni and Çalik intend to continue their co-operation until the completion of the project. The partnership will also be open to third parties interested in the project, such as oil operators and traders.

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