Azerbaijan, Baku, June 4 / Trend /
The Italian company Edison is interested in selling gas from the Azerbaijani gas condensate field Shah Deniz field in the markets of the Southern Europe region and Italy, Edison Company Vice-President Roberto Poti said in Baku at the meeting with the head of SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) Rovnag Abdullayev. Edison is one of the participants of the project of the pipeline Turkey-Greece-Italy (ITGI).
He said this project was submitted to SOCAR and its partners to develop Shah Deniz field and effective talks were held regarding this issue.
According to, Rovnag Abdullayev Azerbaijan supports the idea of the "Southern Corridor", which includes the supply of the gas produced in the Caspian Sea to the European Union, and carefully considering all the projects of export pipelines included in this corridor.
The "Southern Corridor" includes Nabucco , ITGI, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and the" White Stream" pipeline projects.
The ITGI transport corridor will transport Azerbaijani gas to Greece and Italy and includes updated Turkish pipeline infrastructure and also ITG projects such as the Turkey-Greece junction pipeline and IGI. The Greece-Italy junction pipeline is a missing link of the Turkey-Greece-Italy transport corridor, which enables gas transports from the Caspian region and Middle East to Italy and Western Europe via Turkey and Greece. The ITGI's designed carrying capacity is 12 billion cubic meters per year.
When operational, the ITGI will stretch from Azerbaijan across Georgia via the existing Baku-Tbilisi-Erzerum Pipeline to Turkey, Greece and Italy across the Ionian Sea.