Azerbaijan, Baku, November 24 /Trend, A. Tagiyeva /
The energy accords Ankara and Baku signed will strengthen Azerbaijan's role in the region, Turkey's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Hulusi Kylyj reported.
"The accords in the field of energy Ankara and Baku signed will strengthen Azerbaijan's role in the region," the Ambassador told journalists on Thursday.
Rovnag Abdullayev, President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), stated that Azerbaijan and Turkey on November 17 began to explore the opportunity of building a new gas pipeline to stretch from the Turkish eastern border to the western.
The SOCAR Head said the new gas pipeline will be named Trans Anadolu.
To provide export of the bigger part of 50 billion cubic meters of gas Azerbaijan plans to start producing by 2025, Baku and Ankara intend to build a new gas pipeline in the territory of Turkey, Abdullayev reported on October 27.
The participants of the project plan to settle all matters relating to this gas pipeline in 2012 to start building it and complete it by the end of 2017 when the Shah Deniz Phase 2 is scheduled to take start.