Georgia arrests criminal gang stealing oil from Baku-Supsa pipeline
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 22 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian law-enforcement officers have detained members of criminal gangs involved in the theft of oil from the Baku-Supsa pipeline.
"Detainees Mikhail Mgebrishvili, Dzhemal Gogidzhanashvili, Zurab Giorgadze, Giorgi Chumburidze and Dzhemal Svanidze systematically engaged in theft of oil from the Baku-Supsa pipeline to sale it. The officers also confiscated the stolen fuel," Georgian Interior Ministry's Constitutional Security Department Deputy Chairman Soso Topuridze said to a news briefing today.
Partners to the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli project transport the oil via the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline.
ACG participating interests are: BP (operator - 37.43%), Chevron (11.27%), SOCAR (10%), INPEX (10.96%), Statoil (8.56%), ExxonMobil (8%), TPAO (6.75%), ITOCHU (4.30%), Hess (2.72%).
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