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Istanbul, Turkey Aug. 27
By Seymur Aliyev - Trend:
SOCAR Turkey Enerji plans to acquire a seven percent stake in TANAP gas pipeline, Kenan Yavuz, the head of SOCAR Turkey Enerji, told reporters in Istanbul Aug. 27, Trend's special correspondent said.
SOCAR Turkey Enerji can purchase the planned seven percent from SOCAR, which currently owns a 58 percent stake. The entire TANAP project is estimated at $ 10 billion.
TANAP project envisages 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, while Europe will get it in early 2020 after the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is constructed.
BP and the TANAP consortium signed a shareholder agreement March 13, according to which BP will become one of the shareholders of TANAP. The agreement is one of the main documents for BP's ownership of a stake in the TANAP project.
Following the completion of a legal implementation procedure, TANAP's shareholders list will be as follows: SOCAR - 58 percent, Botas - 30 percent and BP - 12 percent.