Refinery and Pipelines

Samsun - Ceyhan ​Pipeline

About Project


  • 01.06.2006

Description of Project

Crude oil and petroleum products passing through the İstanbul and Çanakkale Straits and reaching the world markets through the Black Sea threaten the Turkish Straits, which are invaluable both as environmental and cultural heritage. At the same time, it is expected that the amount of crude oil to be exported through the Black Sea will considerably increase with the start of production in the newly discovered fields in the Central Asian and Caspian basins.  In order to ease the vessel traffic and hence to reduce the extraordinary risks in the Turkish Straits, Çalık Enerji is developing the Samsun - Adana / Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline Project.

The project, which will provide a sustainable and the least environmentally dangerous transportation alternative for the crude from the Black Sea to Ceyhan on the Mediterranean coast, has great importance for both Turkey and the region.​​