Azerbaijan exported 15 billion 589 mln 800 thousand cubic meters of gas from the Shah Deniz field in the first half of this year. That is 12,2% more than in the same period last year, State Statistical Committee said.
During the reporting period, 37.4% of gas transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum South Caucasus Pipeline. 5 billion 831 million 200 thousand cubic meters of gas were transported through this pipeline.
This volume is 19% more than in the same period last year.
The pipeline has been operational since late 2006, transporting Shah Deniz gas to Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey.
The South Caucasus Pipeline has a dual operatorship with BP as the technical operator responsible for the construction and operation of the SCP facilities and SOCAR, as commercial operator, responsible for SCP's commercial operation.
The SCP Co. shareholders are: BP (28.8 %), AzSCP (10.0 %), SGC Midstream (6.7 %), Petronas (15.5 %), Lukoil (10 %), NICO (10 %) and TPAO (19 %).