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CAO Case - Turkey / BTC Pipeline-21 / Posof

Complaint Regarding BTC Pipeline, Turkey 2005

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Story

The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil and gas pipeline is a 1,768 km long crude oil pipeline stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second longest oil pipeline in the world and passes through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. IFC has invested $250 million since 2003 and the total project cost is approximately $3.6 billion. The project is operated by BTC Co., which comprises a consortium of 11 partners. To date, CAO has received 33 complaints in relation to the project ranging from individuals to communities to local organizations. On June 21, 2005, CAO received a confidential complaint about land compensation issues.

CAO Action

In early July 2005, the complainants requested that CAO close the complaint.

Outcome

Case Status: Closed

References

CAO Case story page: http://www.cao-ombudsman.org/cases/case_detail.aspx?id=64

Contributor(s): This article was modified by Pic1 (2), Nicolaclayre (2), and Kyle (1).