Turkmenistan continues to work on construction of Trans-Caspian gas pipeline
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 23
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan continues to work on the project of construction of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline, Chairman of the State Concern "Turkmengaz" Myrat Archaev said May 23 at the International Gas Congress in Avaza, said a source close to the organization of the event.
It was noted at the event that the project of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline has not been removed from the agenda. It was also said that Turkmenistan has the domestic East-West pipeline, which is oriented towards export routes as well.
Negotiations on the delivery of Turkmen gas to Europe have been going on since 2011.
The Southern Gas Corridor, including the Trans-Caspian project, remains a priority for the EU.
In May 2015, the Ashgabat Declaration on Energy was signed by the ministers of energy of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Vice President of the European Commission in Charge of the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic.
The project for laying a 300-kilometer gas pipeline along the bottom of the Caspian Sea to the shores of Azerbaijan, as previously noted by the parties concerned, is optimal for the delivery of Turkmen resources to the European market. Further, the Turkmen gas can get in Turkey, which borders European countries.
The Trans-Caspian pipeline could become a part of several large-scale projects, including AGRI and TANAP, to which Azerbaijan and Turkey are parties.