Eastern Turkey Pipeline System

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Eastern Turkey Pipeline System is a North American Treaty Organization (NATO) oil pipeline in Eastern Turkey. It is one of two pipelines that makes up the Turkish Pipeline System (TUPS).[1]


The pipeline is in Eastern Turkey, but its route is unclear.

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Project details

  • Operator: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 1602 kilometers[2]
    • The length of the Western and Eastern Turkey Pipeline Systems is 3204 kilometers[2], and here we presume the total length is broken evenly into the two.
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year:


The NATO Pipeline System (NPS) was set up during the Cold War to supply NATO forces with fuel and it continues to satisfy fuel requirements with the flexibility that today's security environment requires. The NPS links together storage depots, military air bases, civil airports, pumping stations, truck and rail loading stations, refineries and entry/discharge points. It is comprised of two multinational pipeline systems; North European Pipeline System and the Central Europe Pipeline System, and eight national pipeline systems. These include; the Greek Pipeline System (GRPS); the Icelandic Pipeline System (ICPS); the Northern Italy Pipeline System (NIPS); the Norwegian Pipeline System (NOPS); the Portuguese Pipeline System (POPS); the Turkish Pipeline System (TUPS), which comprises two separate pipeline systems known as the Western Turkey Pipeline System and the Eastern Turkey Pipeline System.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. Defense Oil Management Ministry of Defense, accessed August 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The NATO Pipeline System: a forgotten defence asset" (PDF). JSTOR. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  3. NATO Oil Pipeline North Atlantic Treaty Organization, accessed August 2018

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