The Baku-Tbilisi Ceyhan pipeline site. Image courtesy of BP.

Oil and gas shipments are moving normally through Turkey after an attempted military coup failed over the weekend.

An Energy Ministry official told Hellenic Shipping News that Turkey is still receiving tanker and pipeline shipments from neighboring countries.

A port agent told Bloomberg that flows through the port of  Ceyhan are at usual levels.

A BP spokesperson told Bloomberg that flows through the 1.2 million barrel per day Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline have not been disrupted.

The BTC pipeline carries oil from the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli field and condensate from Shah Deniz across Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

The BP spokesperson added that the company’s Turkish facilities are operating normally.

According to Reuters, shipping traffic through the Bosphorus Strait has resumed after being halted for several hours on Saturday.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, an estimated 2.9 million bpd of petroleum liquids flowed through the Turkish Straits in 2013.

Asian crude traders told Platts that the failed attempt has had little immediate impact on the crude market.

Military leaders staged a coup attempt on Friday that left nearly 300 people dead and more than 1,000 people wounded.

President Tayyip Erdogan returned to Turkey on Saturday after fleeing on Friday as the coup attempt began.

Erdogan has pledged to remove thousands of military, political and police officials whom he blames for aiding in the attempt.


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