European Commission: Turkey reliable partner in SGC construction

European Commission: Turkey reliable partner in SGC construction

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 29

By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:

Turkey is a reliable partner of the European Commission in the construction of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission's vice-president for Energy Union, said in a tweet Feb. 29.

"I am glad to have met Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak in Baku," he tweeted. "Turkey is an important and reliable partner in building of the Southern Gas Corridor."

Sefcovic is participating in the second meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council, being held in Baku on Feb. 29.

Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President for Energy Union, Berat Albayrak, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Amos Hochstein, US Special Envoy for Energy Affairs of the US Department of State, Edmund Hosker, Director General for International Energy Issues of the UK Energy and Climate Change Department, Claudio De Vincenti, State Secretary of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic and others are also participating in the event.

Three plenary sessions and a round table will be held as part of the meeting.
Sefcovic and Natig Aliyev, Azerbaijani energy minister will make statements for the press.

The Southern Gas Corridor project envisages transportation of 10 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe through Georgia and Turkey.

At the initial stage, the gas to be produced as part of the Stage 2 of development of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field is considered as the main source for the Southern Gas Corridor projects. Other sources can also connect to this project at a later stage.

As part of the Stage 2 of the Shah Deniz development, the gas will be exported to Turkey and European markets by expanding the South Caucasus Pipeline and the construction of Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline and Trans-Adriatic Pipeline.

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