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Sangachal, Azerbaijan <br />
December 11, 2006<br />
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Sangachal British Petroleum gas and oil terminal that feeds from their off-shore rigs to the newly constructed pipeline to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (BTC).<br />
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The enter length of the pipeline is monitored and partially controlled in a room in the central terminal where the gas and oil enter the pipeline. It is cared to Turkey and markets around the world by-passing Russia for the first time. It enters the ground here and comes up 1,776km to the west in Ceyhan, Turkey.<br />
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The 4 billion dollar pipeline is the world's second longest pipeline. It will care 1 million barrels of oil a day when fully operational.