In Georgia oil is transported by two pipelines - Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (BTC) and Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP).
The export of oil extracted from “Azeri-Chiragi-Giunesheli” ore is carried out by the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.
BTC is the first direct route for transportation between Caspian and the Mediterranean Sea. The total cost of its construction has reached 4 billion US dollars. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline is one of the longest pipelines in the world. Its length is 1768 km.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline started functioning in May 2005.
The Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP) is known as the Baku-Supsa pipeline and has been functioning since 1999.
Baku-Supsa's early oil pipeline construction was financed by Azerbaijan International Operating Company. Construction of Supsa terminal also took place during the pipeline construction. Baku-Supsa's pipeline is 830 km (375 km of Georgia), Supsa terminal capacity is one million barrels.
The Western Route Export Pipeline is carrying out the oil from the Chirag ore located on the Caspian Sea, by supplying the oil to the Supsa terminal through the Sangachal terminal. Oil from Sangachal was released by WREP in December 1998 and entered Georgia in the first week of January 1999.