Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) will significantly benefit all the communities along the entire route of the pipeline, said Maros Sefcovic, European Commission vice-president for Energy Union.
He made the remarks at a press conference after the SGC Advisory Council Third Ministerial Meeting that kicked off in the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku Feb. 23.
“This project is very important for all participating countries. It is very important for Europe and it is very important for Italy as well, because Italy will get the most part of the gas delivered by the corridor and may be considered as one of the countries that will benefit most from the project,” Sefcovic said.
“We need to work very hard to avoid any possible delays which could impact the overall schedule of delivering the first gas into Europe in early 2020,” he added.
The Southern Gas Corridor envisages transportation of 10 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas from the Caspian region to Europe via Georgia and Turkey.
The gas will be exported through expansion of the South Caucasus Pipeline and the construction of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline.