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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 16
By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:
The gas delivery from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas condensate field to Turkey via the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) will start June 30 this year, BP Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Gary Jones said during a press conference in Baku Feb. 16.
He noted that this year it is planned to additionally produce two billion cubic meters of gas from the Shah Deniz field.
For this year, BP has a contract for the additional export of two billion cubic meters of the produced gas, he said, adding that the export volumes will increase from year to year.
TANAP project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field to the western borders of Turkey. The gas will be delivered to Turkey in 2018 and after completion of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline's construction the gas will be delivered to Europe in early 2020.
The length of TANAP is 1,850 kilometers with an initial capacity of 16 billion cubic meters of gas. Around six billion cubic meters of this gas is meant to be delivered to Turkey, with the remaining volume to be supplied to Europe.
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