Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27
By Mirsaid Ibrahimzade - Trend:
The second phase of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) has been constructed in Turkey’s Edirne province, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez said.
“The second phase of TANAP is being tested,” Donmez added, Trend reports on Sept. 27 referring to Turkish media.
“TANAP is one of the most important energy projects for Turkey,” he said.
The initial capacity of TANAP, which is the main segment of the Southern Gas Corridor, is 16 billion cubic meters of gas. Around six billion cubic meters of this gas will be supplied to Turkey while the remaining volume - to Europe. After the completion of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) construction, gas will be supplied to Europe in early 2020.
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.
The total length of the BTC pipeline is 1,768 kilometers, of which 443 kilometers run through the territory of Azerbaijan, 249 kilometers run through Georgia, and 1,076 kilometers go through Turkey. The construction of the pipeline was launched in April 2003 and it was first filled with oil on May 18, 2005.