Shipments of Azerbaijani oil from Georgian port of Supsa increase sevenfold
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 27 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
In 2009, the Georgian Black Sea port of Supsa shipped 4.2 million tons of Azeri Light crude oil produced from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) field, the Georgian government reported.
In 2008, the index was 0.6 million tons of oil, the government reported. Supply via the pipeline started in mid-2008, but because of the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict, this process was suspended. Transportation via the pipeline was restored in early November 2008.
The operator of the Baku-Supsa pipeline is the Azerbaijan International Operating Company, operated by BP.
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) exported about 2.8 million tons of Azeri Light crude oil, developed from Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields, via Baku-Supsa pipeline in 2009 compared to 407,100 tons in 2008. The rest of the oil shipped from the port fells to the participants in the consortium of foreign companies developing ACG.
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