EU Ambassador to Azerbaijan on the possibility of expanding the “Southern Gas Corridor”

In the future, if necessary, other sources of gas may be connected to the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project. The EU ambassador to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas told Trend about this.

“In the future, if there is greater demand and more opportunities for expansion and transportation, this can be done with the help of several additional stations. And then, of course, the question of additional gas may arise,” said Jankauskas.

The EU Ambassador to Azerbaijan noted that there is interest on the part of Turkmenistan in joining the project.

He said that at the last ministerial meetings at the meeting of the Consultative Council of the SGC, there were discussions about the potential demand and opportunities for expanding the project, as well as additional sources of gas.

“The countries of the Western Balkans are also interested in participating in expanding the infrastructure of SGC. I think that some projects have already been developed in this direction. SGC is not the end, but the beginning,” the ambassador said.

Jankauskas added that the Southern Gas Corridor will open the way for the implementation of new projects.

Supplies of Azerbaijani gas to Europe are expected in early 2020 in the amount of 10 billion cubic meters. In addition, six billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas will be supplied to the western regions of Turkey. Deliveries to Turkey began in the summer of 2018.

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