First Oil Cargo to be Unloaded from Supsa in May

Oil&Gas Materials 23 April 2008 18:31 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 23 April / corr Trend S.Aliyev / In May an Azerbaijani light oil consignment in the volume of 80,000 tons, being the first after the completion of the repair of the Baku-Supsa pipeline which has not operated since autumn 2006, will be unloaded in the Georgian port of Supsa, a senior official of the Azerbaijan State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), said on 23 April.

The 827km long Baku-Supsa oil pipeline is capable of delivering over 6mln tons of the oil a year.

In April ВР Azerbaijan has fully concluded the construction and repair work in the Baku-Supsa 'western' pipeline. "At present, work over pre-exploitation testing of pipeline is carried out

The German company MLG concluded the construction of the by-pass section of the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline in Zestafoni, Georgia. The BP Azerbaijan operated 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.

During work, one of the passages of the pipelines via the Kur River was once more constructed in the territory of Azerbaijan. Work was also carried out in the pipeline section built in the territory of Georgia during the Soviet period.

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