Azerbaijan increases by 16.5 % gas export via South Caucasian pipeline

Azerbaijan increases by 16.5 % gas export via South Caucasian pipeline
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  • calendar-gray 12 June 2020

During January-May of this year, 13,431.1 mln. cubic meters of gas were transported via trunk gas pipelines in Azerbaijan, and the 12.3% growth has been observed in comparison with relevant period of the previous year, the State Statistics Committee told "APA-Economics".

Some 36.5% part of the total gas transportation was implemented and 4,900.5 mln. cubic meters of gas were transferred via Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum South Caucasus pipeline (16.5% growth as compared with January-May of the last year).

The Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline has been built for transportation to Georgia and Turkey of the gas extracted from Shah Deniz field situated in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea. The length of the pipeline is 980 km, while its diameter is 42 inches.

The first exported gas was filled in the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline in March 2007. This pipeline has a total of 4 gas handover stations including 1 in Azerbaijan and 3 in Georgia.

Emil Ismayilov

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