TANAP long ago outran Turkish Stream

TANAP long ago outran Turkish Stream

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 16

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The more Europe needs energy resources, the more relevant and real the recognition of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline's importance becomes.

When Azerbaijan and Turkey announced intentions to build TANAP, most of the European countries treated it with a grain of salt.

But while Europe failed to realize the Nabucco project, Turkey and Azerbaijan are successfully implementing TANAP. The successful progress in the project is primarily due to the economic and political stability in Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Tomorrow, on March 17, the foundation for TANAP's construction will be laid in the Turkish province of Kars.

The pipeline will run in Turkey through the provinces of Ardahan, Kar, Erzurum, Erzincan, Bayburt, Gumushane, Giresun, Sivas, Yozgat, Kirsehir, Kirikkale, Ankara, Eskisehir, Bilecik, Kutahya, Bursa, Balikesir, Canakkale, Tekirdag and Edirne.

TANAP will not only ensure the energy security of Europe, but also contribute to the development of these provinces.

Furthering Turkey's business interests, the petroleum pipeline company Botas will take part in the construction of TANAP but remains completely isolated from the planned construction of the Turkish Stream.

Another important aspect in TANAP's construction is the EU's positive attitude to the project, as well as the signed shareholder agreement between BP and TANAP consortium, under which BP will become a shareholder in TANAP.

Moreover, at present, there is no alternative to TANAP. On the other hand, the more Russia is committed to the implementation of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline construction project, the more controversy this project causes in Turkey.

First, there is currently no specific agreement on the final route of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.

The second moot point is which side will build the pipeline in Turkey. While the Russian side has stated that Russian "Gazprom Russkaya" company will construct the Turkish Stream, the Turkish Botas company also has expressed its intention to participate in the Turkish Stream construction.

Botas said that the company's isolation from the Turkish Stream construction is detrimental to the interests of both Turkey and the company itself.

Three pipelines are being proposed in the implementation of the Turkish Stream. One of them will be aimed at providing the Turkish market with gas.

Botas intends to include the Turkish Stream into the country's gas system and supply Russian gas to the Turkish market.

Earlier, it was reported that the Russian Savings Bank is ready to finance the Turkish Stream but so far, no significant company has shown interest in the project.

Even if Russia's Turkish Stream project is implemented, it will fail to compete with TANAP. Moreover, this project will be incomplete without Azerbaijan because even if the Turkish Stream project is implemented, the gas supplied through it will fail to enter the European market without the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which is intended for supplying Azerbaijani gas to Europe.

Edited by CN

---

Rufiz Hafizoglu is the head of Trend Agency's Arabic news service, follow him on Twitter: @rhafizoglu

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Georgia records surge in tourist visits from Uzbekistan
Georgia records surge in tourist visits from Uzbekistan
Tourist inflow from Kazakhstan to Georgia soars
Tourist inflow from Kazakhstan to Georgia soars
Georgia sees decrease in tourist inflow from Azerbaijan
Georgia sees decrease in tourist inflow from Azerbaijan
Loading Bars
Latest
Daily COVID-19 case count at 1,677 in Kazakhstan
96 new positive cases of coronavirus detected in Kyrgyzstan
Azerbaijani banks increase issuance of consumer loans
Presidential elections kick off in Uzbekistan
Cargo ship on fire, spewing toxic gas off Canada’s Pacific coast: Officials
Tesla hikes price of Model X, Model S variants by $5,000
IRICA shares data on import of COVID-19 vaccine to Iran
Japan keen to invest in restoration of Azerbaijan's liberated lands
1,677 more COVID-19 cases reported in Kazakhstan
1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at off-campus party near Georgia university
Tesla posts a $1.62 billion profit in Q3 despite difficult car market
198 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast
10 envoys to be declared persona non grata: Erdogan
UN's Guterres welcomes Saudi Arabia's climate initiatives in call with King Salman
Presidential elections to be held in Uzbekistan
UK says substantial differences remain with EU over N.Ireland trade
New migrant caravan in Mexico pushes past blockade to head north
Aramco aims for net zero emissions from operations by 2050, CEO says
U.S. administers nearly 413 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines
Chronicles of Victory: Azerbaijani president gives interview to Le Figaro newspaper on October 24, 2020 (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Chronicles of Victory: October 24, 2020
Buy/sell operations at Iran Mercantile Exchange growing
Iran unveils details of its trade turnover via Astara customs
Putin invites Israeli prime minister to visit St. Petersburg
Iran's Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on October 24
Turkmenistan launches production of new types of paving slabs
Azerbaijani banks ramp up business lending since early 2021
Georgia and Ukraine talk cooperation within European integration
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for October 23
UK records another 44,985 new coronavirus cases
Tactical-Special Exercises of Azerbaijani Special Forces end (VIDEO)
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva shares photos from visit to Zangilan with President Ilham Aliyev (PHOTO)
Azerbaijani, Iranian FMs talk recent relations developments
Members of Nizami Ganjavi International Center join call towards cop26
Arayik Harutyunyan's visit to Russia is solely private - embassy of Azerbaijan
NATO not ready for equal dialogue with Moscow - Russian defence chief
Saudi-led coalition says destroys Houthi vessels, bomb-laden boats site
Kazakhstan updates forecast for completion of grain harvesting
IRENEX shares data on sales of Sepahan Oil Company in energy exchange
EIB to help reduce COVID-19 effects on Georgian SMEs
Moscow comments on reports about holding Russia-Armenia-Azerbaijan summit on Nov.2021
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens
Azerbaijan confirms 2,315 more COVID-19 cases, 981 recoveries
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva shared footage from Zangilan visit on her Instagram page (VIDEO)
Turkmenistan to participate in EXPO-2025
Georgia and Ukraine sign protocol on economic cooperation
Weekly review of key events in Azerbaijan's ICT sector
Azerbaijan's liberated lands to contribute to expansion of TRACECA corridor - minister
Weekly review of main events in Azerbaijan's transport sector
Saudi Arabia targets net zero emissions by 2060
Russia registers an all-time high of 37,678 coronavirus cases in past day
Uzbekistan eyes foreign technology for better local polymer production
Turkmen delegation to pay working visit to Iran
Azerbaijan records growth in loan portfolio of local banks in 9M2021
Turkmenistan’s Turkmenbashi refinery eyes producing hydrogen
Azerbaijan, Singapore to co-op in construction of geostationary satellites
IRICA shares data on Iran's trade turnover with SCO member states
Iran sees increase in exports of non-oil products from Hormozgan Province
Weekly review of Azerbaijani precious metals market
Kazakhstan unveils trade indicators with its TOP-3 EU partners
Turkmenistan approves new procedure for allocating investments from Stabilization Fund
Azerbaijani MoD observes exercises in liberated Lachin district (VIDEO)
Russian Health Ministry greenlights joint COVID-19 and flu vaccination
Central Bank discloses volume of loans issued to Azerbaijan's districts
Georgia records surge in tourist visits from Uzbekistan
Tourist inflow from Kazakhstan to Georgia soars
Iran boosts exports through customs of Zanjan Province
Azerbaijan notes decrease in banking sector' profit
Azerbaijan sees rise in mortgage lending
Iranian currency rates for October 23
Weekly review of Azerbaijani currency market
Georgia releases data on COVID-19 cases for October 23
New customs post in Azerbaijan to speed up cargo movement along North-South corridor (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Armenia to sign new documents in Moscow
Azerbaijani oil prices increase
Georgia sees decrease in tourist inflow from Azerbaijan
Turkmen company to purchase material, technical resources via tender
Kazakh energy company opens tender to buy metal corners
Kazakh oil company opens tender to buy spares
Kazakh KazMunayTeniz opens tender for Caterpillar equipment maintenance
Azerbaijan's Central Bank unveils data on currency exchange operations for Jan. through Sept. 2021
Azerbaijani fund presents concept for restoration of liberated territories
EDB purchases bonds of Kazakh KEGOC JSC
US corporate workers to start returning to offices next month
Iran changes pricing of petrochemical products at its mercantile exchange
Iran's foreign exchange needs trigger to expand exports
Surge of energy prices puts Europeans in stalemate (VIDEO)
Chinese company opens massive eco-friendly mine in Serbia
Kazakhstan’s daily COVID-19 case count stands at 1,732
Georgian honey exports skyrocket, following COVID-ravaged year
Iranian envoy, head of Georgia's State Security Service meet
Turkey announces commissioning date for logistics center in Sivas (Exclusive)
US military eliminates one of Al-Qaeda leaders in northwest Syria
Mutation of Delta variant may be more transmissible: UK health agency
Biden, Macron discuss cooperation, to meet in Rome late October
India, UK working on free trade agreement: Harsh Vardhan Shringla at India Global Forum
Turkey reports 28,192 daily COVID-19 cases
G7 countries reach breakthrough on digital trade and data
India perhaps only G20 country to fulfil...: India ahead of COP26 climate summit
U.N. plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia's Tigray
All news