Work on South Caucasus pipeline set to begin

Turkey's PM and energy minister is to attend launch of construction of pipeline from Azerbaijan to Turkey on September 20.

Work on South Caucasus pipeline set to begin

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz will participate in a ceremony on September 20 in Baku, Azerbaijan, to mark the launch of construction of the South Caucasus Pipeline, Turkish government sources have announced.

The South Caucasus Pipeline is the first phase of the Southern Gas Corridor, which will carry gas from the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea to Turkey.

The pipeline will connect to the Trans Anatolia Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) via Georgia and reach Europe.

TANAP is intended to transport natural gas from the Shah Sea 2 and other fields in Azerbaijan - and possibly from other neighboring countries - through Turkey to Europe.

The initial capacity of the Southern Gas Corridor is planned to be 16 billion cubic meters of natural gas.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Eylül 2014, 12:38