Baku, Azerbaijan, June 3
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey is interested in supplying energy from Iraq to European markets, Turkish Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Sefa Sadik Aytekin told Trend.
He said Ankara is greatly interested in Iraq's gas being supplied via the Turkish gas infrastructure, although at present, there is no pipeline between Iraq and Turkey.
"Ankara and Baghdad will begin its construction, as soon as they agree on the supply of Iraqi gas via Turkey to the European markets," he said.
Earlier, it was reported that the construction of a gas pipeline between Turkey and Iraq will start in 2016. Its capacity will be 30 billion cubic meters.
He said that if the additional gas supply from Iraq exceeds 30 billion cubic meters, Turkey will be able to transport these volumes to the European markets.
Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has said Iraq has great potential for joining the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) project.
Edited by CN
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