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Azerbaijan increases gas exports to Georgia

Azerbaijan increases gas exports to Georgia Azerbaijan increases gas exports to Georgia

Baku, November 1 - Neftegaz.RU. Azerbaijan has increased the export of oil, gas and oil products to Georgia in the 1st 9 months of 2019. Azernews reported. In particular, Georgia imported 1.2 million cu m of natural gas from Azerbaijan worth $200.8 million in January-September 2019, the National Statistics Office of Georgia has reported.

Georgia is a key transit country for Azerbaijan. The gas supplies from Azerbaijan to Georgia increased by 7 % compared to the same period last year. Azerbaijan is the main supplier of gas to Georgia. Today, Georgia receives gas from Azerbaijan through 2 sources.

Thus, Georgia supplies the population and thermal power plants with gas purchased from SOCAR. In addition, Georgia receives a transit share for the transportation of Azerbaijani gas to the world market.

SOCAR supplies gas through the Gazimahammad-Gazakh pipeline. In addition, Azerbaijani gas is supplied to Georgia from the Shah-Deniz field via the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline.

In 2018, Georgia imported 2.2 billion cu m of gas from Azerbaijan. In the reporting period, Georgia imported 122,827 tons of oil and oil products from Azerbaijan at $67.726 million. Thus, the volume of imported oil and oil products increased by 4,439 tons or 3.7 %.