Georgia, Tbilisi, 17 April /corr. Trend N.Kirskhalia / The Baku-Supsa pipeline, which transports Azeri Light oil to the Black Sea shore of Georgia, will re-establish its activity.
The Manager of BP Georgia, Hyu Mcdowell, briefed the media on 17 April that the activity of the Baku-Supsa pipeline will be re-established after 100% guarantee is received for the security of the pipeline which transports oil from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields.
The oil transportation via Baku-Supsa pipeline was ceased by BP in autumn 2006 after anomalies were discovered on the pipeline during inspections.
"The volumes of Light oil transportation via Baku-Supsa will grow throughout the year, yet the pipeline is not working at its full capacity," Mcdowell said.
According to him, large-scale work was carried out in the pipelineduring its inactive period. A section which was in danger of a landslide was discovered during the inspection of the pipeline in Zestafoni region in western Georgia. Due to it, a decision was made to construct a new section of pipeline 1km long avoiding any danger, Mcdowell said, adding that a section via Kur River was again constructed in Azerbaijan as well.
BP is the operator of Azerbaijan International Operating Company, which operates Baku-Supsa pipeline.