SOCAR to supply more gas to Georgia

29 January 2016 14:15 (UTC+04:00)

Azerbaijan’s state energy company SOCAR has reached an agreement with the consortiums of South Caucasus Pipeline and Shah Deniz to increase the gas supply to Georgia in winter, SOCAR reported on January 29.

Azerbaijan is the main supplier of gas to Georgia with a share of 77.9 percent of the total volume of gas imports of the country. Russian gas deliveries to Georgia are carried out only in the form of payment for its transit to Armenia, for which the country is supplied with 10 percent of total shipments.

SOCAR exported 1.25 billion cubic meters of gas to Georgia in January-November 2015. SOCAR delivers its own gas to Georgia via a pipeline that runs through Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district. The gas pumping capacity via this pipeline nears three billion cubic meters per year.

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