Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline inaugurated among lingering concerns over effects on environment & poverty

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12 October 2005

Georgia: Regional Leaders Inaugurate Oil Pipeline Amid Environmental Concerns

Author: Jean-Christophe Peuch, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

BP leads the international consortium... Other consortium members include Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company [State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR)]; Turkish Petroleum; Unocal [part of Chevron], ConocoPhillips, and Amerada Hess of the United States; Japan’s Itochu and Inpex; Norway’s Statoil; Italy’s Eni; and France’s Total...Civil rights groups in Georgia and abroad, however, have criticized the BTC for damaging roads and irrigation systems and for posing a threat to the environment.

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1 October 2005

[PDF] full report: "BTC Pipeline – An IFI [international financial institution] Recipe for Increasing Poverty"

Author: Manana Kochladze, Nino Gujaraidze, Kety Gujaraidze, Vasil Titvinidze, Green Alternative [Georgia]

[refers to BTC Pipeline Company (BTC Co.), BP, Spie-Capag-Petrofac International Joint Venture (joint venture Petrofac Intl. & AMEC Spie Capag)]

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