SOCAR reveals gas export volumes to Georgia, Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 18
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR exported nearly 410 million cubic meters of gas to Georgia in 1Q2016, SOCAR told Trend Apr. 18.
"About 4.5 million cubic meters of gas per day was exported to Georgia in 1Q2016," said the source. "More than 91 million cubic meters of gas was delivered to Iran in January-March 2016 with the daily volume of one million cubic meters."
SOCAR exported 1.36 billion cubic meters of gas to Georgia in 2015.
Azerbaijan exports gas to Georgia via a pipeline linking the two countries in the Azerbaijani district of Gazakh.
This pipeline can pump about three billion cubic meters of gas a year.
Deliveries to Iran are carried out in order to provide gas to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR), located in the blockade because of the occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia.
About 287 million cubic meters of gas was delivered from Azerbaijan to Iran in 2015 for the needs of NAR.
Azerbaijan and Iran are connected with the Gazi-Magomed-Astara-Bind-Biand gas pipeline, This route is a branch of the Gazakh-Astara-Iran pipeline commissioned in 1971.
Edited by SI
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