Iraq a possible Turkey- Azerbaijan gas pipeline construction partner
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 14 / Trend , A.Tagiyeva /
Iraq may also tie up with the agreement signed between Azerbaijan and Turkey on plans to consider the building of a new gas pipeline, an adviser to the Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Ministry Salahaddin Cimen said speaking at the Oil and Gas Conference in Iraq.
"Iraq's participation in this project as a gas producing country is important for us," he said, the Anadolu reported.
He said the world has a growing demand for energy and Turkey's strategic position plays an important role in the economic and energy security in the region.
Baku and Ankara intend to build a new pipeline in Turkey to export a 50 billion cubic metres bulk of gas that Azerbaijan intends to produce by 2025.
Project partners are currently working on all the issues surrounding the future gas pipeline where construction will start in 2012 with a completion date by 2017, when the second stage of development of the Azerbaijani gas condensate field Shah Deniz will be launched.