The Construction of Unique Baku-Batum Pipeline in the Trans-Caucasus
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2018, Pages: 129-133
Received: Oct. 23, 2018; Accepted: Nov. 10, 2018; Published: Dec. 14, 2018
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Mir-Yusif Mir-Babayev, Department of Industrial Ecology and Life Safety, Azerbaijan Technical University, Baku, Azerbaijan Republic
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Azerbaijan, which has been linked with oil for centuries, became a famous frontrunner in the world's oil industry in the 19th century. The world's first oil in large quantities is produced in Azerbaijan (Apsheron Peninsula) and much earlier than in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The main reason was that the Baku oil lies at shallow depths and come out to the surface in the form of springs. Back in 1594, well-known master from Baku Mahammad Allahyar Nurogly built in Balakhany stage oil well deeper than 35 m, which gave a lot of oil. Also, the Baku oilmen are the first in the transport of crude oil, kerosene and other petroleum products by tankers on the sea and by rail tank cars (in 1877-1883). The world's first kerosene line Baku- Batum with a total length of 829 miles (1 mile of equals 1,066 meters) was built to pump fuel from Baku (April 1897 – July 1907). It should be noted that the international press in 1907, printing information about the world's largest kerosene pipeline with a capacity of 60 million pounds, compared this "miracle of world" with the Eiffel Tower in France and the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia.
Russia (Azerbaijan), Oil Pipeline, Kerosene Pipeline, Trans-Caucasus, Baku Settlements, Baku Oilmen
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Mir-Yusif Mir-Babayev, The Construction of Unique Baku-Batum Pipeline in the Trans-Caucasus, Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2018, pp. 129-133. doi: 10.11648/j.eas.20180305.12
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