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Tbilisi will host an event dedicated to the East-West energy corridor

Baku. 13 May. REPORT.AZ/ On May 15 Tbilisi (Georgia), will host an event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the East-West energy corridor. 

Report was told by the press service of the Ministry of Energy, Azerbaijan will be represented by the Azerbaijan Prime Minister Artur Rasi-zade and Energy Minister Natig Aliyev.

The foundation of East-West energy corridor was laid by the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline. On March 8, 1996, an intergovernmental agreement between Azerbaijan and Georgia on the supply of oil through Georgian territories gave a start to Baku-Supsa oil pipeline project.

By commissioning the pipeline with the length of 830 km, capacity of 5.1 million tons per year tons and a maximum capacity of 115 thousand barrels per day, they laid a base for the East and West energy corridor. On April 17, 1999 Presidents of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine and with the participation of a special advisor to the US President and Secretary of State on Caspian region was held an official opening ceremony of the Supsa terminal and Western oil pipeline.

Baku-Supsa is the first pipeline which independently displayed Azerbaijan in the world market and provided international support for the energy security.

The Baku-Supsa pipeline has already transported 76.3 million tons of oil so far.

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