Construction of Bypass Section of Baku-Supsa Oil Pipeline Complete
Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 March / corr Trend S.Aliyev / ВР Azerbaijan has finished the construction of a bypass section of the Baku-Odessa with a length of approximately 1km in the Georgian village of Zestafoni, the company said on 4 March. BP said that the general program of work in the pipeline is still to finish.
The pipeline will be commissioned as soon as the company is fully sure of the possibility of oil pumping via it, BP said.
ВР is an operator of the Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC), which also operates the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline. Oil pumping via the Baku-Supsa pipeline was ceased in October 2006.
The Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC), an operator of the Baku-Supsa pipeline, monitored the soil movement in a section of the pipeline in the Georgian village of Zestafoni. An inconsiderable slide was seen, necessitating the construction of a by-pass section of the pipeline with a length of 1,000m. Georgia needs approximately $6mln for its construction.
The German company MLG will construct the by-pass section of the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline in Georgia.
Until ceasing operations, the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline transported light oil produced by the AIOC from the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli fields.
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