BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov.11
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Turkey has imported around 7 billion cubic meters of gas via the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) since the start of gas deliveries through the pipeline on June 30, 2018 through late September 2020, said the country’s minister of energy and natural resources Fatih Donmez, Trend reports.
He pointed out that the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the European leg of the Southern Gas Corridor, is complete. With the commissioning of TAP, 10 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas per year will be supplied to Europe.
The Southern Gas Corridor comprises the following four projects: (i) operation of Shah Deniz natural gas-condensate field ("SD1" project) and its full-field development ("SD2'" project), (ii) the operation of the South Caucasus Pipeline ("SCP" project) and its expansion ("SCPX" project), (iii) the construction of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline ("TANAP" project) and (iv) the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline ("TAP" project) (SD2, SCPX, TANAP and TAP collectively, the "Projects").
The Projects have an estimated investment cost of approximately $40 billion. Upon completion, the SD2 project will add a further 16 bcm of natural gas per annum to 10.9 bcma (maximum production capacity) already produced under SD1 project.
Total length of the newly constructed SCPX, TANAP and TAP pipelines will be more than 3,200 kilometres.
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