The South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion Project (SCPx)
The first section of the Southern Corridor is the South Caucasus Pipeline, which already runs from Shah Deniz to the Turkish city of Erzurum, passing through Georgia. It is 691 kilometres long, of which 443 km in Azerbaijan and 248 in Georgia. It is productive since 2006, and is operated by BP and Statoil with a company whose composition reflects the shares in the Shah Deniz consortium. On the 1 may 2015 SOCAR has become the commercial operator of the SCP, replacing the Norwegian Statoil company. For the second stage of the Shah Deniz development, the expansion project of the pipeline (SPCx) will add 16 bcm to the current 9 bcm, with the possibility to boost its capacity in case of new suppliers (Turkmenistan, Iraq).