Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) remains a strategic priority for the United States, said Robin Dunnigan, deputy assistant secretary for energy diplomacy in the Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources.
Dunnigan made the remarks at a press conference held after the SGC Advisory Council Third Ministerial Meeting that kicked off in the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku Feb. 23.
“The Southern Gas Corridor will provide more options to European consumers. More options in general mean greater energy security, more competitive prices and, ultimately, greater economic growth,” she noted.
“The US is sure that by working together we can realize our shared goal and one day see Caspian molecules arriving in Europe to strengthen its energy security and its economic growth,” added the American official.
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.
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