TANAP to supply 4 bcm of gas to Turkey as of 2019

Oil&Gas Materials 20 September 2019 17:02 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.20

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) will deliver 4 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey as of 2019, Trend reports citing CEO of SOCAR Turkey Energy Zaur Gahramanov.

“TANAP, which began transporting gas in June 2018, will supply 4 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey as of late 2019,” he said.

Gahramanov noted that TANAP is the largest section of the 3,500-kilometer Southern Gas Corridor.

“The 1850-kilometer TANAP was implemented with investment worth $7 billion,” he added.

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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