Baku, Azerbaijan, March 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The European Union (EU) has a positive attitude to the TANAP project, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said.
He said that while Europe couldn't implement Nabucco project, Turkey and Azerbaijan are successfully implementing the TANAP project, Anadolu agency reported on Mar.14.
Yildiz added that Turkey will continue the implementation of the strategic energy projects.
The TANAP project envisages the transportation of gas of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field from the Georgian-Turkish border to the western borders of Turkey.
TANAP's initial capacity is expected to reach 16 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Around six billion cubic meters of this gas will be delivered to Turkey and the rest of the volume to Europe.
Turkey will obtain gas in 2018. The gas will be supplied to Europe in early 2020 after the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is constructed.
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