Shah Deniz partners make preliminary proposals to acquire stake in TANAP
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 7 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
SOCAR partners on the project of developing the Azerbaijani gas condensate field Shah Deniz have voiced their preliminary intentions to acquire a stake in the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) project, SOCAR head Rovnag Abdullayev told media today.
He said the preliminary data is not official yet, but according to them, the partners intend to distribute a 29 per cent share in TANAP as follows: Statoil and BP - 12 per cent, Total - five per cent.
At present, Turkish BOTAS owns a 20 per cent share in TANAP, while SOCAR owns an 80 per cent stake.
SOCAR intends to retain 51 per cent of its share in TANAP. Turkey will own 20 per cent of the equity.
The TANAP project envisages the construction of a gas pipeline from Turkey's eastern border to the western border to transport gas from Azerbaijan's offshore Shah Deniz field to Europe through Turkey.
On June 26, 2012, Azerbaijan and Turkey signed an intergovernmental agreement on TANAP's implementation.
The initial capacity of the pipeline will be 16 billion cubic meters. Some six billion cubic meters of the volume will be supplied to Turkey, while the rest will be transported to Europe.