Georgia: BTC Pipeline-02/Rustavi

Date Filed
15 Mar 2004
Status
Closed
Phase
Dispute Resolution (DR)
Country
Georgia

Case Tracker

Eligibility
Eligibility
Assessment
Assessment
Dispute Resolution
Mediation
Closed
Compliance
CURRENT Status
Mediation (DISPUTE RESOLUTION)
Closed

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Residents of Rustavi

Cross-Cutting Issues
Risk Management Community Health and Safety Land Resettlement Land

Project Information

Region
Europe & Central Asia
Institution
IFC
Name & Number
Baku Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline 11251
Company
Baku Tiblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline
Sector
Mining, Oil, Gas and Chemicals
Department
Other
Category
A
Commitment

$125 million (A loan) $125 million (B loan)

Synopsis

Complaint

The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil and gas pipeline is a 1,768 km long crude oil pipeline stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second longest oil pipeline in the world and passes through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. IFC has invested $250 million since 2003 and the total project cost is approximately $3.6 billion. The project is operated by BTC Co., which comprises a consortium of 11 partners. To date, CAO has received 33 complaints in relation to the project ranging from individuals to communities to local organizations. On March 15, 2004, the CAO received a complaint from residents of the 18th and 19th sub-districts in Rustavi claiming they had not been informed that the pipeline would pass within 250 meters of their homes prior to pipeline construction, as required. The complainants also raised concerns about pipeline safety and the effects of construction vibrations on their homes.

CAO Action

The complaint was accepted in April 2004, and an assessment report was released in July 2004.

Status

The complaint was closed on May 2, 2005, in response to increased engagement on the part of BTC Co. with the community and resolution of some of the complainants’ concerns.

Case Documents

  • Dispute Resolution

    Assessment Report(s)
    Assessment Report, Complaint regarding the Baku
    Jul 12, 2004
    English
    Assessment Report, Complaint regarding the Baku
    Assessment Report, Complaint regarding the Baku
    Jul 12, 2004
    Georgian
    Assessment Report, Complaint regarding the Baku