Oil transportation through Baku-Supsa – data since launch

Oil&Gas Materials 5 June 2023 15:09 (UTC +04:00)
Laman Zeynalova
Laman Zeynalova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 5. Baku-Supsa or Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP) has transported 99.6 million tons of oil since the launch in 1999 until May 2022, a source familiar with the matter told Trend.

Baku-Supsa transports oil from Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) to Supsa on the Black Sea coast of Georgia. Exports through the pipeline have been suspended since May 2022 due to a lack of nominations from the shipper group.

When oil shipments through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline to the Ceyhan terminal were halted due to an earthquake in Türkiye on February 6, the Baku-Supsa pipeline was opened to facilitate the delivery of oil from the state oil company SOCAR. Two tankers were loaded with oil before the pipeline's operations ceased. No further requests were received thereafter.

The length of the pipeline is 837 kilometers. Its throughput capacity exceeds 7 million tons of oil per year (145,000 barrels per day). The pipeline operator is bp. The final point of oil transportation is the Black Sea port of Supsa in Georgia. Then the oil is transported by tankers to consumers in Europe.

bp told Trend that it has not received any nominations and consequently nothing is scheduled for June-July via Baku-Supsa.

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