SOCAR President: Baku-Supsa Pipeline Will be Active at End of Year
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend A.Gasimova / The President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), Rovnak Abdullayev, said on 18 April that nearly 800 meters of Baku-Supsa pipeline in the territory of Georgia will be re-established and their route will be altered. "There are several problems (landslide) with this part of the pipeline in the territory of Georgia. Therefore, we want to change the place of 800 meters of the pipeline until the end of the year and restore its activities," he said.
The oil transportation via Baku-Supsa has been terminated since November 2006. The volume of the light oil produced from Chirag field (operator - BP) and transported via Baku-Supsa has been transferred to Baku-Novorossisk pipeline and railways and since 1 April 2007 BP has been transporting all volumes of the oil produced from the contractual area via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. It is explained through the issue that the pipeline works in its design capacity at 1 mln barrels per day.