The EU Special Representative discussed in Ashgabat Caspian Gas Pipeline project
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Nov.16 /Trend, G. Hasanov/
EU Special Representative for Central Asia Pierre Morel discussed the Trans-Caspian pipeline project at a meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, said on Wednesday the national TV channel Altin Asir.
European diplomat said in an interview with local media, noting also that "the meeting was productive."
Morel said that an important step in this plan negotiations held between Berdymukhamedov in Ashgabat with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, during which discussed the feasibility of large-scale project - construction of pipelines to Europe.
Brussels conceiving transnational gas pipeline project Nabucco regularly raised the issue of its raw material content, and it was a possibility to diversify the sources of raw materials. As a raw material sources, in addition to Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, often referred to as Egypt, Iraq and Iran.
Turkmenistan, with its stock can lay claim to the role of one of the key suppliers and efforts in this direction Ashgabat noticeable.
Construction of the 1,000 kilometer gas pipeline internal "East-West", valued at $ 2 billion - a task which bind to a single transport network resources of the eastern region of the country - Elotenskogo and neighboring fields in the Caspian coast, where the 300-kilometer paved the pipe at the bottom of the sea through Azerbaijan and Turkey can enter the European market.