BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 24. The importance of the Southern Gas Corridor for European energy security is widely recognized and is growing rapidly, given the current global energy crisis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Azerbaijan Dragan Vladisavljević said in an interview with Trend Nov.24.
“As part of its regional connectivity policy, Serbia started construction of a gas interconnector with Bulgaria on February 1, 2022. The pipeline, which is to be completed by the end of 2023, will allow our country to connect to the Southern Gas Corridor via Bulgaria and Greece, enable the much-needed diversification of energy suppliers and energy security of Serbia. For that reason, our two countries are involved in active discussions on potential purchase of Azerbaijani gas in the coming years,” said the envoy.
The supply of Azerbaijani gas to Europe through the Southern Gas Corridor began on December 31, 2020. Azerbaijan exported its natural gas to the European market through pipelines for the first time in history.
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) which is the European part of the Southern Gas Corridor, annually supplies eight billion cubic meters of gas to Italy and one billion cubic meters of gas to Greece and Bulgaria.
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