The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) and the Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP) transport oil through the territory of Georgia.
BTC pipeline exports oil extracted from the Azeri-Chirag-Gunshli field to the Ceyhan port in Turkey. The BTC is the second longest pipeline in the world. The total length of the pipeline is 1.768 km with 249 km in Georgia. The pipeline has eight pumping stations, two of which are located in Georgia.
Oil transportation through the BTC pipeline started in 2005.
WREP also known as the Baku-Supsa Pipeline is the first investment of International Oil Consortium in Georgia, which has been in operation since 1999.
The length of the WREP is 833 km. Its diameter is 530 mm. The pipeline transports crude oil from the offshore Azeri-Chiragi-Guneshli oil field in the Caspian Sea through Sangachal to the Supsa terminal in West Georgia. The Supsa terminal with the capacity of 120 000 tons was constructed as part of the (WREP) pipeline construction project.
Oil was first pumped into the WREP from the terminal at Sangachal (Terminal in Azerbaijan) in 1998 and the first tanker was loaded at Supsa (Terminal in the West Georgia) in 1999.