Georgia: BTC Pipeline-11/Tsikisjvari

Date Filed
21 May 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

Green Alternative

Cross-Cutting Issues
Land Resettlement Land Loss of Livelihoods Unfulfilled Commitments

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. In May 2004, the CAO received seven complaints related to the BTC pipeline project in Georgia, filed by a Georgian NGO named Green Alternative on behalf of affected residents. Among the complaints was a claim from an individual in Tsikhisjvari, who alleged that BTC construction vehicles drove across his pasture on a regular basis for which he was promised compensation that was never received.

CAO Action

CAO accepted the complaint for further assessment on June 8, 2004 and released an assessment report in September 2004. The report recommended independent facilitation to help the parties reach an agreeable solution. CAO also attempted to facilitate negotiations between the complainant and BTC Co.

Status

Despite considerable effort, the CAO was unable to help the parties reach a settlement in this dispute, and the complaint was closed on June 16, 2006.

Case Documents

  • Dispute Resolution

    Assessment Report(s)
    Assessment Report
    May 21, 2004
    English
    Assessment Report
    Assessment Report
    May 21, 2004
    Georgian
    Assessment Report