Georgia: BTC Pipeline-27/Tbilisi

Date Filed
15 Jun 2006
Status
Closed
Phase
Compliance
Country
Georgia

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CURRENT Status
Appraisal (COMPLIANCE)
Closed

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Resident of Tbilisi

Cross-Cutting Issues
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 June 15, 2006, CAO received a complaint from a Tbilisi resident regarding land compensation issues. BTC Co. has occupied the complainant’s land for pipeline construction since April 2004. The complainant alleges that the amount offered to him by BTC Co. for his land is inadequate.

CAO Action

The CAO attempted to facilitate a settlement between the parties, but BTC Co. was unwilling to negotiate further with the complainants. On September 7, 2006, the CAO Ombudsman closed the case and transferred it 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 on April 17, 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