Turkey to supply natural gas to over 2 million people

Oil&Gas Materials 18 December 2019 12:22 (UTC +04:00)
Turkey to supply natural gas to over 2 million people

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 18

By Anastasia Savchenko - Trend:

The transportation of natural gas throughout the Turkey is at a steady pace, Trend reports referring to Turkish media.

The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) and TurkAkim projects will ensure supply of natural gas to all citizens of the country.

It is planned to provide the natural gas to 2.3 million people living in more than 100 cities in Turkey, President of Natural Gas Distribution Association of Turkey (GAZBIR) Yashar Aslan said.

The opening ceremony of the Phase 1 of the TANAP was held in Ipsala, Edirne province of Turkey on Nov. 30, 2019.

In this area, near the Greek border, TANAP is connected to the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), through which natural gas from Azerbaijan will be delivered to European countries.

Opening ceremony of TANAP's Phase 0 took place on June 12, 2018, in the Turkish province of Eskisehir, and commercial gas deliveries to Turkey began in late June 2018.

The volume of gas transportation to Turkey via TANAP has reached 3.08 billion cubic meters (bcm) since the start of commercial gas supplies on June 30, 2018 as of late October 2019.

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.