BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.14
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) will transport 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year to Europe starting from 2022, TANAP General Manager Saltuk Duzyol said during an online press conference, Trend reports.
He noted that since the start of commercial operations up until December 2020, TANAP has supplied 8.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey.
The pipeline will annually transport 6 billion cubic meters of gas per year to Turkey starting from the third supply year and 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year will go to Europe from 2022, added Duzyol.
He pointed out that on December 31, 2020, 10.9 million cubic meters of gas was transported to Europe via the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).
Following the start of commercial operations on November 15, 2020, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG confirmed on Dec. 31 the commencement of gas flows from Azerbaijan. The first gas has reached Greece and Bulgaria, via the Nea Mesimvria interconnection point with DESFA, as well as Italy, via the Melendugno interconnection point with SNAM Rete Gas (SRG).
TAP transports natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe. The 878 km long pipeline connects with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border in Kipoi, crosses Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.
TAP will facilitate gas supplies to South Eastern European countries through prospective interconnectors. In particular, Bulgaria will be able to cover up to 33% of its total gas demand through TAP after the completion of the Interconnector Greece Bulgaria (IGB). TAP’s exits in Greece and Albania together with the landfall in Italy provide multiple opportunities for further transport of gas from Azerbaijan to the wider European markets.
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