SOCAR supplies stable volumes of gas to Georgia

Photo: SOCAR supplies stable volumes of gas to Georgia  / Oil&Gas

Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.7 / Trend, E. Ismayilov /

As of Feb.7, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) transported six million cubic meters of gas per day, which is similar to the figure for Jan.8, a source in SOCAR told Trend on Thursday.

"The volume of gas supplies to Georgia remains stable, and currently stands at six million cubic meters per day," the source said.

SOCAR supplies its own gas to Georgian customers via a pipeline that links the two countries and originates in the Gazakh region of Azerbaijan. This pipeline's volume is about three billion cubic meters of gas per year.

The company manages gas distribution networks covering various regions of Georgia through SOCAR Georgia Gas.

According to the source, gas is being supplied to Iran using swap operations. At present, this index hits 1.3 million cubic meters per day.

Azerbaijan and Iran are connected by the Gazi Magomed Astara Bind Biand pipeline which is 1474.5 kilometers in length, 296.5 kilometers of which are in Azerbaijan. This route is a branch of the Gazakh-Astara-Iran pipeline that was commissioned in 1971. Three compressor stations have been constructed along the route in Gazi, Magomed, Agdash and Gazakh. The pipeline diameter is 1,200 millimetres.

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