The South Caucasus gas pipeline expansion works have entered an important phase. Under the project, the gas pipeline transportation capacity will increase to 16 billion cubic meters as part of the second phase of the Shah-Deniz project.
The rehabilitated pipeline will transport natural gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe via Turkey.
Under the project, starting 2018-2019 Georgia will receive increased volume of natural gas at preferential rates. The coming investment value is appraised by 2 billion USD. The works are being carried out by BP Company.
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the UK Foreign Minister Philip Hammond visited the construction site. The project is of crucial importance for both Georgia and the whole region, Giorgi Kvirikashvili noted.