Gas agreements between Turkey and Azerbaijan - chance for implementing ‘Nabucco’
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 6 / Trend, A. Taghiyeva /
A package of gas agreements signed between Turkey and Azerbaijan is a chance for implementation of the "Nabucco" pipeline project, the Haberturk newspaper quotes the Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz as telling journalists on Tuesday.
Yildiz said Turkey, which is not a natural gas producer and transporter wishes the implementation of the "Nabucco" project.
Nabucco gas pipeline project with the length of 3,900 kilometers and a maximum capacity of 31 billion cubic meters per year is designed to deliver gas from the Caspian region and Middle East to the EU countries. Nabucco project is planned to start construction in 2013 and the first supplies will be commissioned in 2017. The gas produced within the second phase of the Azerbaijani Shah Deniz Field is considered to be the main gas source for the project.
The South Corridor is a priority EU energy project diversifying energy supply routes and sources and increasing EU energy security. The Southern Corridor includes the Nabucco gas pipeline, TAP and ITGI (Turkey-Greece-Italy pipeline).