Azerbaijan to increase gas pumping volumes via South Caucasian pipeline
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 25 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
The volumes of gas transported via the South Caucasus gas pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum) will reach 5.2 billion cubic meters in 2012 compared to 5 billion cubic meters last year, the draft state budget for 2012 and the next three years, presented for consideration to the Azerbaijani Parliament of the country.
According to the expectations, the volume transported through this pipeline will also hit 5.2 billion cubic meters. Similar volumes of gas pumping are expected to be obtained in 2013 and 2014.
The range of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum (South Caucasian gas pipeline) is more than 700 km. The pumping capacity is more than 20 bln cu m of gas per year. The gas produced from the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Capian Sea is transported via the pipeline.
The gas is supplied Georgia and Turkey. Azerbaijan also appears as the buyer of gas.
The volume of gas pumped through Azerbaijani pipelines will reach 16.6 billion cubic meters in 2015 compared to 14.3 billion cubic meters expected this year. Azerbaijani pipelines transported 12.5 billion cubic meters last year.
According to the forecasts, the volume of gas pumped by Azerbaijani pipeline is 15.1 billion cubic meters in 2012. This figure will be 15.2 billion cubic meters in 2013 and 15.7 billion cubic meters in 2014.