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SOCAR expands in Georgia

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It has been reported that SOCAR, Azerbaijan’s state oil company, intends to construct a 360 km gas pipeline in Georgia before the end of 2017.

According to Trend, the pipeline will make it possible to provide approximately 9000 users with gas in Georgia.

A news report on the company’s website stated: “Currently, SOCAR Georgia Gas has 66 821 active and potential customers. The total length of the medium and low pressure gas pipelines is 972.6 km. It is planned to construct a 360 km gas pipeline before late 2017 and to provide 8935 more users with gas.”

On 28 September, SOCAR’s President, Rovnag Abdullayev, visited Georgia. He, alongside the Vice Prime Minister of Georgia, Dimitri Kumsishvili, and the Minister of Energy of Georgia, Ilia Eloshvili, attended a ceremony for the opening of two new tank parks.

According to Agenda, they also visited a small village in western Adjara to watch as the one millionth client was connected with natural gas in the country.

The planned pipeline expansion will allow SOCAR to continue connecting gas to villages and towns across Georgia.

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