Azerbaijan will begin gas supplies to Europe in 2020 - I.Aliyev

Baku / 20.02.19 / Turan: Implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project will change

European energy map, and will be important in the development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union, stated the President Ilham Aliyev, speaking today at a meeting of the Consultative Council of the Southern Gas Corridor project in Baku.

Touching upon the participation of the European Commission in this project, he noted the active role of Great Britain and the United States. He said that active construction of elements of SGC is underway, of which three are already in operation, and the last one is TAP, is close to completion and it is 87% built.

This will allow starting gas deliveries to Europe as early as 2020, Aliyev said.

The total length of the TAP is 878 km through Greece, Albania, the Adriatic Sea and Italy.

The project is designed to transport natural gas from the Azerbaijani Shah Deniz field in the framework of "Stage 2". The total cost of the project SGC $ 40 billion -02D-

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