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Azerbaijan ready to transport gas to Russia

By Messenger Staff
Friday, December 18
The Azerbaijan State Oil Company has carried out rehabilitation work on the Baku-Mozdok (Russia) central gas pipeline. In three places in particular on the territory of Azerbaijan segments of the damaged pipeline have been changed, thus increasing its capacity. This work was finished on December 15 and the country is now ready to transport gas through its territory again.

According to an agreement signed by Russia's Gazprom and Azerbaijan's SOCAR the latter should start pumping Azeri natural gas into Russia from January 2010, 500 million cubic metres annually to begin with.