UK supporting implementation of Southern Gas Corridor
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The UK fully supports the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project, the country's ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore said, Turkish TGRT TV channel reported March 1.
The diplomat noted that the SGC project will ensure the supply of the Azerbaijani gas to Europe and it is one of the major energy projects.
The Southern Gas Corridor is one of the priority energy projects for the 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.
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