Volume of gas transportation via TANAP revealed
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.17
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The volume of gas transportation through the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) to Turkey stood at 1.5 billion cubic meters since early 2019, TANAP consortium told Trend.
Earlier, head of SOCAR Turkey Energy Zaur Gahramanov said that in 2019, gas supplies via TANAP are planned in the amount of 3 billion cubic meters, and starting from 2020, the annual volume of supplies will reach 6 billion cubic meters.
TANAP project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field to the western borders of Turkey.
The length of TANAP is 1,850 kilometers and its initial annual capacity is 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.
The commercial gas supplies to Turkey have been launched via the first phase of the TANAP gas pipeline since June last year. The gas is transferred to the local gas pipeline system in the Eskisehir province.
TANAP became ready for transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe from July 1, 2019.
The share distribution of TANAP shareholders is as follows: Southern Gas Corridor CJSC - 51 percent, SOCAR Turkey Enerji - 7 percent, Botas - 30 percent, BP - 12 percent.
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