Earthquake in Georgia not to affect Azerbaijani oil-gas projects: BP
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 8 / Trend /
The earthquake which struck Georgia yesterday has not affected Azerbaijani oil and gas export pipelines and terminals on Georgia's Black Sea coast, said BP Azerbaijan (operator of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, Baku-Supsa oil pipeline and Shah Deniz projects) reported on Sept. 8.
At present the activity of all the company facilities in Georgia are running normally, the company said.
The volume of oil production in the block of the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields currently stands at about 900,000 barrels per day, said BP. 800,000 barrels of the total production from the oil fields is transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline and over 90,000 barrels through the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline transports oil from the Kazakh Tengiz oil field (operated by Chevron) and condensate from the Shah Deniz field. The South Caucasus gas pipeline transports 14-15 million cubic meters of gas per day from the Shah Deniz field.
At night on the 8 September in Georgia there was an earthquake measuring 6-6,2 points. The earthquake occurred at 2:41 and was felt in most districts and cities of the country. The epicenter was in the bordering Russian region of Onskom. No one was hurt, but many homes and buildings were damaged. The district has partially restored the electricity supply.
An earthquake measuring 6-6.2 in magnitude struck the mountainous northwestern Georgia at 02.45 on Tuesday. The epicentre of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) north of Kutaisi, in the city of Oni. No one was injured, but many houses and buildings were seriously damaged. The power supply was partially restored in the region.