SOCAR completes construction of pipeline in Mtskheta region of Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 26 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
The company SOCAR Georgia Gas, which is a subsidiary of SOCAR Energy Georgia, commissioned the gas pipeline in the village Tsinamdzgvriantkari of Mtskheta district on Monday.
SOCAR Energy Georgia represents the interests of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) in Georgia.
The Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia Nino Enukidze, the company and the governor of Mtskheta-Mtianeti Chocheli Caesar participated in the ceremony.
Five-kilometer pipeline will provide gas for 150 potential subscribers. Another gas pipeline with length of 18 kilometers, which can meet the needs of 590 users is constructed in the area.
At present, the gas network is already laid in the villages of Tserovani, Chardahi, Dzalisi, Agdgomliantkari and Dzegvi.
In 2009-2011, SOCAR Georgia Gas built 1281 kilometer of pipeline and gasified 74 398 subscribers in Georgia.
Azerbaijan and Georgia signed an agreement in November 2008 that creates an opportunity to revitalize the SOCAR in the Georgian gas market over the next five years, beginning in 2009. According to the memorandum, SOCAR has created a subsidiary company SOCAR Georgia Gas for the project, which provides gas to customers defined by the Government of Georgia.
SOCAR and the Georgian government signed an agreement at the end of December 2008 on the transfer of 30 gas distribution farms and distribution networks control covering different regions of Georgia.