Turkmen gas may be supplied to Europe via Caspian Connector project - ambassador

Oil&Gas Materials 3 December 2021 20:21 (UTC +04:00)
Turkmen gas may be supplied to Europe via Caspian Connector project - ambassador

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 3


It will be possible to supply up to 12 billion cubic meters of the Turkmen gas to Azerbaijan and from there to Europe as part of the Caspian Connector project in two years after the beginning of pipeline construction, Ambassador of the European Union to Turkmenistan Diego Ruiz Alonso said in an interview with the Turkmen ORIENT news agency, Trend reports on Dec. 3.

The ambassador said that the variant of supplying the Turkmen gas to the European market through the Caspian Connector is the most realistic one.

Alonso stressed that the previous project of transporting the Turkmen gas to Europe through the Caspian Sea - the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline envisages big investments and big volumes of work, which is not fully expedient in the current situation.

“Today the situation has changed,” the ambassador said. “The future of Europe and the energy market is the production without CO2 emissions associated with the use of coal, oil and natural gas. Today, to make huge investments in long-term giant projects is not expedient.”

Stressing that the calculations are being made for the next 20-25 years, Alonso said that the Caspian Connector project is not large-scale and is less ambitious, but at the same time, the most realistic and practical.

“Such projects can be implemented in a short period of time,” the ambassador said.

“I think that during this transitional period, Turkmenistan can supply natural gas to the European market,” Alonso said. “The EU is cooperating with the Turkmen government to purify the supplied natural gas because this will become one of the main requirements of the energy market in future.”