Tehran, Ankara to mull transportation of Iranian gas via TANAP
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Tehran and Ankara will discuss the transportation of Iranian gas through the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP).
The discussions will be held during the visit of Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Iran, Turkiye Gazetesi newspaper reported.
Reportedly, Davutoglu will visit Iran on March 4.
The sides will also discuss a number of bilateral energy and regional issues, according to the newspaper.
Earlier, Tehran said it shows interest in transporting gas to Europe through TANAP.
TANAP project envisages transportation of gas of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field from Georgian-Turkish border to the western borders of Turkey.
Turkey will get gas in 2018 and after completing the construction of Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), it will be delivered to Europe in early 2020.
The shareholders of TANAP are: the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) - 58 percent, BOTAS - 30 percent and BP - 12 percent.
Edited by SI
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