Transit of oil through pipelines in Georgia amounted to 281.7 million barrels in 2017, which is 0.9% less than in 2016, reports the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGC).
A total of 253.1 million barrels of oil was transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline from Azerbaijan to Turkey (a decrease of 0.3%), and 28.6 million barrels of oil was delivered via WREP (Western Route Export Pipeline) from Baku to the Black Sea Supsa terminal (a decrease of 56.1%).
According to GOGC, in 2017 the largest volume of oil transportation via both pipelines was recorded in December – 24.4 million barrels (including transit of 21.7 million barrels via BTC and 2.7 million barrels via WREP).
Recall that in 2016, oil transit through pipelines in Georgia amounted to 284.2 million barrels – 3.1% less than a year earlier. 253.9 million barrels of oil was transported through BTC (a decrease of 3.1%), and 30.3 million barrels of oil was transported via WREP (a decrease of 3.5%).
Oil transit through BTC has been carried out since September 2005, and oil transit through WREP has been carried out since April 1999. The operator of these oil pipelines is BP.