In 2020, there is a growth in fuel exports to Georgian partners. According to the Union of Petroleum Importers of Georgia, in March this year imports of Turkmen gasoline and diesel fuel amounted to 16.8 thousand tons (about 20% of the total supplies). Thus, Turkmenistan ranks second after Russia, which exported 19,000 tons of fuel. Georgia also bought 4.9 thousand tons of Turkmen aviation kerosene, exceeding last year's volume twofold.
In the first quarter of this year, Georgia imported more than 40,000 tons of motor fuel, 2.5 times more than last year. 2020 was the first year when Georgia started to buy A-91 gasoline from Turkmenistan. Note that Turkmen gasoline takes about 17% and jet fuel about 74%. As before, Turkmenistan leads in the list of suppliers of aviation kerosene to Georgia. A total of about 14 thousand tons of this fuel was sent during the specified time.
According to the National State Administration of Georgia, the cost of imported Turkmen oil products in the first two months of 2020 amounted to more than $19 million.
The positive trend in this direction of Turkmen-Georgian cooperation was caused by a number of measures, in particular, the reduction in the cost of rail transportation of petroleum products for the period from April to November.