Nabucco Member-counties Fear Turkey

Oil&Gas Materials 23 November 2007 12:15 (UTC +04:00)
Nabucco Member-counties Fear   Turkey

Participants of the Nabucco project fear Turkey's possible obstacles regarding gas transit from the Caspian countries, if they agree to become suppliers, Yanos Koka, the Hungarian Economy and Transport Minister said.

The Europeans hope to reduce their dependence on Russian gas imports thanks to Nabucco. However, participants in the consortium, including Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Austria, did not enlist the guarantees of supplies, whereas it will be difficult for them to attract $6bln without it.

"I arrived in Baku from Turkey, where together with Bulgarians and Romanian partners, we discussed Nabucco. We want to make certain that Turkey will not behave in a way that hinders opportunities for other countries to receive gas from Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and other countries," the Hungarian minister said. ( Reuters )