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Azerbaijan to increase gas supplies to Europe by 11% in 2022

14 Mar, 2022
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Azerbaijan to increase gas supplies to Europe by 11% in 2022

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Azerbaijani gas supplies to Europe in 2022 will increase by 11%, to 9.1 billion cubic meters. This was stated by the Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Parviz Shahbazov, speaking on Saturday at the Diplomatic Forum in Antalya.

At the end of 2020, Azerbaijan began exporting gas to Europe via the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). In 2021, the volume of gas supplies to Europe (Italy, Greece, and Bulgaria) amounted to 8.2 billion cubic meters, Ekho Kavkaza writes.

In 2022, our gas exports to Turkey will amount to 8.2 billion cubic meters, to Europe - 9.1 billion cubic meters,"

Parviz Shahbazov, the Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan

He also noted that the gas reserves in the country, the existing infrastructure, and the interest of various countries in Azerbaijani gas actualize the expansion of the Southern Gas Corridor, of which TAP is an integral part. "It's time to start working in this direction," the minister said.

  • The Southern Gas Corridor stretches for 3.5 thousand kilometers from Baku to southern Italy through Georgia, Turkey, Greece, and Albania. It is an integrated pipeline system that includes, in addition to the Trans-Adriatic pipeline, the South Caucasus and Trans-Anatolian gas pipelines. Its capacity is 16 billion cubic meters. m of gas. The main source of raw materials for it is the Shah Deniz field with reserves of 1.2 trillion cubic meters. m

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