SOCAR Supplies 12.2mln cu m of Gas to Georgia
Azerbaijan, Baku, 7 May / Trend / In April, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) exported about 12.2mln cu m of gas to Georgia, the company reported. Gas supply was commenced in April.
About 1.2-1.5mln cu m of gas is supplied to Georgia per day. In 2007, Azerbaijan was supplying SOCAR's gas to Georgia at a cost of $120 per 1,000 cu m, but this year the price is expected to be raised to $180-$190 per 1,000 cu m. SOCAR has own its gas which it produces by itself
In February, SOCAR supplied 30mln cu m of its own natural gas to Iran. Gas is pumped to the country via the pipelines of Azerigaz CJSC at a cost of $300 per 1,000 cu m. The contract envisages supply of 30mln cu.m of gas, but may be extended.
Azerbaijan and Iran are connected by Gazi-Mahammad-Astara-Bind-Biand gas pipeline, with a total length of 1474.5km (296.5km in Azerbaijan). Its carrying capacity makes up 10bln cu m a year. This route is a branch of Gazakh-Astara-Iran pipeline, which was put into exploitation in 1971. Three compressor plants were constructed within the route - in Gazi-Mahammad, Agdash and Gazakh. The gas transportation system with the diameter of 1,200mm is intended for 55 atmospheres.