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SOCAR to Increase Gas Supply to Georgia in Winter Season

SOCAR to Increase Gas Supply to Georgia in Winter Season

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR has reached an agreement with the South Caucasus Pipeline and Shah Deniz consortiums to increase gas supply to Georgia in winter seasons.

SOCAR said it conducted talks based on an appeal from Georgia on assistance in optimizing gas supply from Azerbaijan. As a result of the reached agreement, the gas supply to Georgia will increase by 50 million cubic meters in winter  season only.

“The support for the Georgian side’s appeal is also indicative of good-neighborly relations between Azerbaijan and Georgia, and serves as an undisputed basis for strengthening and developing the mutually beneficial cooperation in the future.” thye say in SOCAR.

Azeri media reports that Azerbaijan exported 1.6 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas to Georgia in 2015.