Georgia: BTC Pipeline-26/Krtsanisi

Date Filed
12 Dec 2005
Status
Closed
Phase
Dispute Resolution (DR)
Country
Georgia

Case Tracker

Eligibility
Eligibility
Assessment
Transferred
Assessment
Dispute Resolution
Compliance
Appraisal
Closed
CURRENT Status
Appraisal (COMPLIANCE)
Closed

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Residents of Krtsanisi

Cross-Cutting Issues
Community Health and Safety Air Water

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 December 12, 2005, CAO received a complaint from residents of Krtsanisi that raises issues about pipeline safety, water supply, dust annoyance and compensation for trees. 

CAO Action

The CAO Ombudsman worked with the parties to assess opportunities for a negotiated settlement. After several months, BTC Co. decided it was unwilling to pursue such a settlement, and on June 23, 2006 the case was transferred to CAO Compliance for appraisal.

Status

CAO Compliance determined that the issues raised in the complaint did not meet the criteria for an audit. The appraisal was completed and published in April 2007. Both the appraisal and the complaint are closed.

Case Documents

  • Compliance

    Appraisal Report(s)
    CAO Appraisal for Audit of IFC's Investment in the BTC Pipeline
    Feb 01, 2007
    English
    CAO Appraisal for Audit of IFC's Investment in the BTC Pipeline
    CAO Appraisal for Audit of IFC's Investment in the BTC Pipeline
    Feb 01, 2007
    Georgian
    CAO Appraisal for Audit of IFC's Investment in the BTC Pipeline