SOCAR exports almost 800,000 tons of oil from Supsa in January-March
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 2 /Trend, E.Ismayilov/
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) exported 799,200 tons of oil from the Georgian port of Supsa in January-March 2013 compared to 888,600 tons of oil in January-March 2012, a statement released by SOCAR on Tuesday says.
SOCAR exported about 238,300 tons of oil from the Georgian port of Supsa in March compared to 411,850 tons of oil in March 2012.
SOCAR exported 2.74 million tons of oil from the Georgian port of Supsa in 2012 compared to 2.65 million tons of oil in 2011.
Oil is delivered to Supsa via the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline.
In 2010, SOCAR exported 2.84 million tons of Azeri Light crude oil from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields (ACG) via the Western pipeline route, compared to 2.79 million tons in 2009.
In 2007, oil was not shipped via this pipeline due to repairs that started in November of 2006. In mid-2008, the process of filling the pipeline with oil began, however, because of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict, the process was halted. Oil transportation via this pipeline was restored at the beginning of November, 2008.
BP is the pipeline's operator.