Azerbaijan: SOCAR opens new gas distribution network in Georgia

07/09/2016 09:48 Natural Gas

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President of Azerbaijan’s SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev took part with the Energy Minister of Georgia Kakha Kaladze in the launching of a gas distribution network in Girikhli village of Marneuli area in Georgia, as stated by SOCAR on September 5, 2016.

During the reunion with the community residents, it was mentioned that the work on guaranteeing gas supply to the neighboring Kvemo Kulari village will be accomplished by late 2016 and more 137 prospective customers will be linked to the network. Around 259 users have been linked to this network in Girikhli village. At present, gas pipelines with the length of 1,027 kilometers have been set to ensure the gas supply to 26,837 consumers. After placing extra 158 kilometers of the gas pipeline by late 2016, it will be possible to supply 3,500 more users with gas. SOCAR Georgia Gas has built 5,360 kilometers long gas lines and provided 209,136 users with gas since 2009. It is anticipated to construct more 1,600 kilometers of gas lines by late 2016 and provide other 40,000 possible users with gas.

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