Oil addicts find new veins as BTC pipeline finally opens

The day before state dignitaries, oil men and bankers from around the world gather for the grand launch party in Turkey of BP’s more than one year delayed Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, campaigners who have monitored the BTC project are charging BP and participating international financial institutions (IFIs) with failing affected communities and the local environment. The campaigners say that the onus is now on the IFIs to stand up for affected communities on the receiving end of BP’s botched job.