Baku-Supsa Pipeline to Resume Oil Export Suspended in 2006
Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 June / Trend corr S. Aliyev/ "At the end of June or beginning of July, an Azeri Light oil consumption (80,000 tons) will be transported via tankers from Supsa port, to which it will be pumped through Baku-Supsa pipeline," highly-ranking representative of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) said to journalists on 5 June.
BP-operated Baku-Supsa, capable of 7mln tons of oil per year, transports light oil produced from bloc of offshore fields Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli. Operation of Baku-Supsa was stopped in 2006. Repair of the pipeline has been completed. It is being tested and partially filled with the oil.
"Our policy is intended to operate all oil pipelines. All those oil pipelines are important for Azerbaijan," SOCAR representative said.
Azerbaijan also owns BP-operated Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pumping Azeri Light oil and SOCAR-operated Baku-Novorossiysk pipelines pumping SOCAR's own oil.
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