Azerbaijan can help Europe get access to other gas sources – MP (VIDEO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.13
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
Azerbaijan can help Europe get access to other gas sources as Turkmenistan, Azerbaijani MP Asim Mollazade told Trend during 'This week in focus' program.
Azerbaijan can ensure the supply of not only its gas, but also Turkmen gas to Europe, according to Mollazade.
The MP added that Europe and US should support the idea of creation of Trans-Caspian pipeline which will create more guarantees for supply.
For the European energy security, one of the most important things is diversification of energy resources, according to the Azerbaijani MP. "The Caspian Sea region is alternative energy chance for Europe."
The negotiations between the EU, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan on the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline began in September 2011
The governments of Turkmenistan and Turkey signed a framework agreement in July 2013 on cooperation in delivering Turkmen natural gas to Turkey and further to Europe.
The project for laying a 300-kilometers-long gas pipeline through the Caspian Sea to the coast of Azerbaijan is the best option for delivering Turkmen energy resources to the European market. Further, Turkmen hydrocarbons can be delivered to Turkey which borders European countries.
Turkmenistan believes that the consent of the countries the territory of which is covered by the project (Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan) is sufficient for laying pipes under the Caspian Sea, the legal status of which hasn't been determined yet.
Azerbaijan expressed readiness to offer its territory, transit opportunities and infrastructure for the implementation of this project.
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