Today, the Secretary of Georgia's National Security Council, Alexander Lomaia, claimed that "Russians bombed the BTC pipeline south of the city of Rustavi." Apparently, no-one bothered to inform BP. The company was "unaware" of any attack.
Not that it matters much. The BTC already went offline due to fighting in Turkey (unrelated to this Georgian business). Just to be safe, however, BP has decided to also shut down the South Caucasus Natural Gas Pipeline.
Safety first kids.
Still, this is no time to panic, especially for gasoline conscious commuters like Eternal Remont (gasoline conscious commuter car pictured). While the BTC remains closed, BP will now ship its oil by rail from Azerbaijan to the Russia-controlled Novorossisk pipeline.
And for everyone keeping score at home, Turkey is loosing $300,000 a day until the BTC reopens.