Baku, Azerbaijan Feb.29
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
The implementation of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project gave considerable impetus to the implementation of other energy projects, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak said.
He made the remarks during the second meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council in Baku Feb.29.
Albayrak added that the implementation of the TANAP project has been accelerated.
Turkey, as before, will provide any political and economic assistance in the implementation of TANAP which is a part of the Southern Gas Corridor, according to the Turkish minister.
The Southern Gas Corridor is one of the priority energy projects for EU. It envisages transportation of 10 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe through Georgia and Turkey.
At the initial stage, the gas to be produced as part of the Stage 2 of development of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field is considered as the main source for the Southern Gas Corridor projects. Other sources can also connect to this project at a later stage.
As part of the Stage 2 of the Shah Deniz development, the gas will be exported to Turkey and European markets by expanding the South Caucasus Pipeline and the construction of Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline and Trans-Adriatic Pipeline.