Commercial natural gas production in Azerbaijan increased in 2015

Baku, January 5, AZERTAC

In 2015, Azerbaijan’s commercial gas production hit 18.9 billion cubic meters in 2015, some 0.2 bcm more than the previous year, the Vice-President of Oil, Gas Production and Transportation at the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Rahman Gurbanov, told the Natural Gas Europe website.

He added that commercial gas production was raised from both Shah Deniz and Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields’ associated gas. All of these fields are operated by BP. Thus, Azerbaijan produced 9.9 bcm of commercial gas from Shah Deniz Stage 1 in 2015.

Rahman Gurbanov said that the total gas production in Azerbaijan (including flared and re-injected gas to oil wells) reached 29.4 bcm in 2015, some 0.2 bcm less than 2014.

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