SOCAR increases oil exports from Supsa in Jan. - March
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 3 /trend E.Ismayilov/
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), exported 888.6 thousand tons of oil from the Georgian port of Supsa in January-March 2012, 788.57 thousand tons more compared to January-March 2011, SOCAR said on Tuesday.
About 412,000 tones of oil is exported from Supsa in March 2012 compared to 311.63 thousand tons in March 2011.
SOCAR exported 2.65 million tons from the port of Supsa in 2011 compared to 2.84 million tones in 2010.
Oil is delivered to Supsa via the Baku-Supsa pipeline.
SOCAR exported 2.84 million tons of Azeri Light crude oil extracted from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli Field in 2010 compared to 2.79 million tons in 2009.
The company did not transport oil in this direction in 2007 due to repairs on the pipeline, which launched in November 2006. The pipeline was filled with oil in mid-2008, but was suspended due to the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict. Oil transportation was restored in early November 2008.
BP is the operator of the pipeline