BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 31. We need to have unimpeded access to other European pipeline systems including trans-Balkan pipeline system, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at the official opening ceremony of the 28th International Exhibition "Oil and Gas of the Caspian Sea" and the 11th Caspian International Exhibition "Energy and Green Energy" at the Baku Expo Center, Trend reports.
"We need to expand TANAP and TAP. We need to have unimpeded access to other European pipeline systems including trans-Balkan pipeline system. And there must be more interconnectors in Europe and it is going. So all these issues must be implemented in coordination because we have to undertake substantial investments. Therefore, of course, we must be sure that the gas - which we extract additionally and did not plan, but decided to extract because of the growing need in Europe - will find its consumers. All that definitely will need continuation of the team work. As I said, though the Southern Gas Corridor project is finished but the Advisory Council on the Southern Gas Corridor takes place every year in February and will take place again in Baku in February because we have new participants. We have new ideas and new plans. If we implement all what we planned so far successfully, we will be successful in the future," President Ilham Aliyev said.