Turkey is reported to have halted crude-oil flows to the Ceyhan export terminal as a precaution following a devastating earthquake.

State pipeline operator Botas is said to have made the decision on Monday morning after an earthquake in eastern Turkey, which was followed hours later by another, reported Bloomberg.

The Tribeca shipping agency said in a notice that the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan terminal (BTC) at Ceyhan that exports Azeri crude oil would be closed through Wednesday pending damage assessments, reported Reuters.