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Aug 6 – A BP-led consortium has halted oil flow on a major pipeline in eastern Turkey following an explosion.
The Baku-Tsibilisi-Ceyhan pipeline is a major supplier of crude to Western markets. A local governor says that systems failure and not sabotage is to blame.
Stefanie McIntyre reports.
TBILISI (Reuters) – Russian fighter jets targeted the major Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline which carries oil to the West from Asia but missed, Georgia’s Economic Development Minister Ekaterina Sharashidze said on Saturday.
”This clearly shows that Russia has not just targeted Georgian economic outlets but international economic outlets in Georgia,” she said at a news briefing.
There have been no independent verifications of Russian jets targeting the BTC pipeline.
(Reporting by Margarita Antidze, writing by James Kilner, editing by Jon Boyle)