Some 8,696 mln. cubic meters of gas were transported through trunk gas pipelines in Azerbaijan in January-March of this year, and as compared with relevant period of the previous year, 11.7% growth was observed, the State Statistics Committee told “APA-Economics”.
Some 34.5% of the gas transportation was implemented and 2,997.4 mln. cubic meters of gas were transferred through Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum South Caucasus pipeline (15% growth as compared with January-March of the last year).
The Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline has been constructed for transportation of the gas extracted from Shah Deniz field situated in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea to Georgia and Turkey. The length of the pipeline is 980 km, while its diameter is 42 inches.
The first export gas was filled in the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline in March 2007. The pipeline has 4 gas handover stations including 1 in Azerbaijan and 3 in Georgia.