The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) has started transiting Kazakhstani oil via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, SOCAR Midstream Operations LLC, a subsidiary of SOCAR, told Report.

According to the company, the first batch of Kazakhstani oil produced at the Tengiz field was delivered on March 23 by the President Heydar Aliyev tanker from the port of Aktau to the Sangachal terminal of Azerbaijan.

Transportation of Kazakhstani oil via the BTC is carried out under an agreement between SOCAR and Kazmunaigas, which envisages the transit of 1.5 million tons of oil per year.