Trans Anadolu gas pipeline may be connected with Nabucco
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 18 / Trend A. Tagiyeva /
The new Azerbaijani-Turkish gas pipeline Trans Anadolu, which will be built in Turkey, can be connected to the Nabucco gas pipeline, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Friday.
Azerbaijan and Turkey have begun working to examine the possibility of building a new gas pipeline, which will stretch from the eastern border of Turkey to the western border of the country, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullaev said earlier.
Baku and Ankara plans to build a new gas pipeline to Turkey to export 50 billion cubic meters of gas that Azerbaijan intends to produce in 2025.
The participants plan to resolve all issues in 2012.
They also plan to start building without delay for it to be ready by the end of 2017. The implementation the second stage of development of Azerbaijani gas condensate field "Shah Deniz" will be launched that period.
Nabucco gas pipeline project is designed to transport gas from the Caspian region and Middle East to Europe. The project is planned to start construction in 2013 and the first supplies will be commissioned in 2017. The total length of the pipeline is 3900 kilometres with a maximum capacity of 31 billion cubic metres per year. The project's partners include the Austrian OMV, Hungarian MOL, Bulgarian Bulgargaz, Romanian Transgaz, Turkish Botas and the German RWE.