BP Continues Fulfillment of Baku-Supsa Pipeline
Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 June / corr. Trend S.Aliyev / At present, BP company continues fulfilling the Baku-Supsa pipeline with oil. After completion of this process, the first oil cargo will be shipped from Supsa, the Government said. The first shipment can be transmitted at the end of June or beginning of July.
It is expected to dispatch 80,000 tons oil, which will be the first delivery after the completion of pipeline renovation. The capacity of 827km-long Baku-Supsa pipeline is over 6mln tons a year.
In April, BP, an operator of the Azerbaijani International Operating Company (AIOC), which in its turn operates the Baku-Supsa pipeline, fully completed the 18-month construction and repair work in the 'western' Baku-Supsa pipeline route.
MLG, the German company, completed the construction of roundabout section of the pipeline with the length of 1km in the Georgian region of Zestafoni. The AIOC held monitoring over the soil movement in this section. A little displacement fixed here necessitated the construction of roundabout section of the pipeline.
One of the pipelines, passing over the Kur river, was constructed again during the work in pipeline in the Azerbaijani territory. Moreover, the work was also carried out in the pipeline section, which was constructed in the Georgian territory during the Soviet period.
The Light oil produced by AIOC from the Azeri-Chiraq-Guneshli fields was pumped through the Baku-Supsa pipeline until the suspension of the work.
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