SOCAR launches new pipeline in Georgia
Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 October / Trend /
SOCAR Georgia Gas (a subsidiary of SOCAR - State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) has completed construction and put into operation a new gas pipeline in Zestaphoni district in Georgia, SOCAR said.
On Dec. 26, SOCAR and the Georgian Government signed an agreement to operate 30 gas supply grids and gas distribution networks in the Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Shida and Kvemo Kartli, Ajaria, Guria, Imereti, Samegrelo regions of Georgia. These networks are operated by 24 companies.
In April, SOCAR Energy Georgia acquired a gas distribution network in the Marneuli region populated by Azerbaijani community. Marneuli has 31 gas supply grids operated by SOCAR Georgia.
The investment envisaged for the first year of the three-year program on gasification of 31 gas situations in Georgia, which are in use of SOCAR Georgia Gas (a subsidiary of SOCAR Energy Georgia) totals 48 million lari (over $28.6 million)."These funds will be spent on constructing gas distribution networks, with a total length of up to 800 kilometers for 57,000 new potential customers.