SOCAR operates under gasification program in Georgia
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 1 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) plans to cover 100,000 new potential subscribers during the second year of the three-year gasification program in Georgia, a source in SOCAR Energy Georgia said. The program covers 31 gas facilities.
It is planned to cover 150,000 new potential subscribers within the three-year program.
The source said the second year was completed in February and the program has already gasified 108,000 new subscribers.
"The rest of the subscribers will be provided with gas during the third year," the source said.
The source said the gas distribution network was commissioned in the Beyler village in the Marneuli district today. A total of 290 subscribers were provided with gas.
As another source said previously, about $30 million will be invested in the gasification process in 2011.
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. Twenty-four companies currently operate
In April, SOCAR Energy Georgia acquired a gas distribution network in the Marneuli region, which is mostly populated by Azerbaijanis.
Marneuli has 31 gas supply grids operated by SOCAR Georgia.
The gas distribution networks in Marneuli were previously owned by Wissol, which bought gas from SOCAR and sold it in Marneuli.