OPERATION OF BAKU-SUPSA OIL PIPELINE RE-ESTABLISHED

OPERATION OF BAKU-SUPSA OIL PIPELINE RE-ESTABLISHED


OPERATION OF BAKU-SUPSA OIL PIPELINE RE-ESTABLISHEDBP company put the western export route – Baku-Supsa pipeline – into operation, Tamam Bayatli, Head of the Public Relations Department of BP Azerbaijan, said on 5 November.

BP is the operator of Azerbaijan International Operating Company, which in its turn, operates Baku-Supsa pipeline.

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) intends to dispatch 600,000 barrels of own oil consignment via this route (first time within two years) on 11-12 November.

Baku-Supsa oil pipeline will begin to function, when the guarantee on inspection of the Georgian section of the pipeline and its security is provided, Rovnag Abdullayev, the SOCAR President said earlier.

BP company stopped pumping oil into Baku-Supsa oil pipeline in the beginning of August because of the Georgian-Ossetia conflict (Supsa is located in the Black Sea coat of Georgia).

The pipeline has been repaired since the end of 2006. In mid 2008 the pipeline began to be filled with oil, whilst this process was stopped because of the Georgian-Ossetia conflict.

Light oil, which is produced by the AIOC from the block of Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields, was pumped via Baku-Supsa pipeline until suspension of work.

Azerbaijan, Baku/TrendCapital corr. S.Aliyev