SOCAR Supplies 35.4mln cu m of Gas to Georgia in July

Oil&Gas Materials 9 August 2008 11:21 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 8 August / Trend / State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) reported that in April to July it exported about 123.5mln cu m of gas to Georgia. Some 35.4mln cu m of gas was supplied in July. Gas supply to the country was commenced in April. 

Some 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 the price of $120 per 1,000 cu m. The price is expected to increase this year to $180-$190 per 1,000 cu m. SOCAR has own gas which it produces by itself.

In May, 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 the price of $300 per 1,000 cu m.

Azerbaijan and Iran are connected by Gazi-Mahammad-Astara-Bind-Biand gas pipeline, with a total length of 1,474km (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 during the route - in Gazi-Mahammad, Agdash and Gazakh. The gas transportation system with the diameter of 1,200mm is intended for 55 atmospheres.