SOCAR Georgia Gas was established in 2007 as a subsidiary of SOCAR Energy Georgia for the import, retail and wholesale and distribution of natural gas in the Georgian market, as well as the construction and refurbishment of gas pipelines.
As a result of the large-scale investment programme implemented by SOCAR Georgia Gas in 2008-2017, many settlements in Georgia were connected to main line gas and more than 300,000 subscribers were provided with natural gas, and $250 million dollars were invested the country’s economy. In 2008-2020, SOCAR Georgia Gas commissioned a total of 20,700 km of gas pipelines and supplied 1,363 settlements with natural gas. The company currently serves more than 740,000 householders and commercial entities across the country. Thanks to the state programme of connecting settlements to main line gas implemented by the Georgian government, in which SOCAR Georgia Gas is closely involved, the level of connection in the country is expected to reach 90% by the end of 2024. In addition to the construction and commissioning of new gas pipelines in recent years, SOCAR Georgia Gas has also purchased existing gas networks in some regions of the country. For example, in 2018, Telavi Gas LLC, a gas supplier in the Telavi region, one of the largest socio-economic centres of Georgia, was purchased and the natural gas infrastructure was reconstructed in accordance with modern standards. Within the framework of the state programme on connecting the Republic of Georgia to main line gas, more than 1,500 km of gas networks built by the government in 108 settlements of the country in 2020-2021 were put into operation by the company. As a result of these measures, in 2020-2021, more than 21,000 customers were supplied with natural gas in the Imereti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Guria, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli and Kakheti regions of Georgia. Thus, SOCAR Georgia Gas more than doubled the total natural gas consumption in Georgia in 2009-2020, from 1.2 billion cubic metres to 2.6 billion cubic metres.
SOCAR Georgia Gas also pays special attention to connecting the Azerbaijani-populated Kvemo-Kartli region (ancient Borchaly District) to main line gas. It should be noted that these settlements have been connected by SOCAR’s means. For example, in 2020-2021, a new 192-kilometer gas network was built in 15 villages in the Marneuli, Bolnisi and Dmanisi districts, where our compatriots live, and more than 3,000 householders were provided with natural gas. As of the beginning of 2021, more than 122,000 families in Kvemo-Kartli province are natural gas users.
SOCAR Georgia Gas, which plays a special role in the socio-economic life of Georgia, was awarded the Company of the Year in 2010 by the country's leading publication Sakhelebi. In the competitions held by Georgian Times Media Holding and GORBI sociological company in 2016, the company won nominations for Development Strategy, Customer Satisfaction and Innovative Company, in 2017 it won the Largest Employer, High Environmental Standard, Customer-oriented Management and Professional Team nominations.