About BP in Georgia
Benefits through investment
We are a major foreign investor in Georgia, bringing substantial benefits to the country and its people through our energy transportation and sustainable development initiatives.
BP is one of the world's largest energy companies, and we have been operating in Georgia since 1996. Our business is primarily about the safe transportation and delivery of energy, while operating in a manner which is truly sustainable.
We operate three major oil and gas pipelines in Georgia.
The Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP), also known as the Baku-Supsa pipeline, which was our first investment in Georgia, has operated safely and successfully since 1999. WREP is capable of transporting up to 100,000 barrels of oil a day.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline began fully operating in June 2006, delivering its first tanker of oil to global markets. With a total construction cost of $4 billion, the BTC pipeline is the first direct transportation link between the Caspian and the Mediterranean seas. At full capacity, it can deliver 1.2 million barrels of oil to market, generating important revenues for the Georgian government for decades to come.
The South Caucasus gas pipeline (SCP) carries gas from the Shah Deniz field in the Caspian to markets in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, representing an important new source of gas supply for the region. Following commissioning, first commercial gas was delivered into the Georgian market in January 2007.
Our lubricant products, both BP and Castrol brands, are also on sale in Georgia through a local distributor.
As well as the benefits of direct investment and income from the pipelines and other business, Georgia is also benefiting from a substantial social and economic development initiatives from BP, both along the pipeline routes and across Georgia more broadly.