Work begins on Caspian oil pipeline

Sept. 18, 2002 at 10:39 AM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The presidents of Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan helped break ground Wednesday to start construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, a U.S.-backed project that will transport oil from the Caspian Sea to Turkey and Western markets. The 1,100-mile pipeline will carry some 450,000 barrels of oil a day.

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