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European Commission allocates €5mn to TANAP

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The European Commission has allocated 5 million euros to the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), which supplies Azerbaijani gas to Turkey and from there to Europe.

Report informs, TANAP reported. According to the information, this grant was provided under the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) Energy Program, which supports energy projects of European Commission.

According to the report, the total amount of grant provided from the programs of the European Union for the various activities in the framework of TANAP since 2014 is more than 15 million euros.

Notably, TANAP, one of the key segments of the Southern Gas Corridor project, is estimated $ 8 billion. TANAP starts from Türkgözü village of Posof district of Ardahan, Turkey bordering Georgia, and joining the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which will transport natural gas to European countries in the Ipsala region of Edirne.

The TANAP with a total length of 1,850 km is being implemented by phases – Phase-0 and Phase-1 . The diameter of the Georgian-Turkish border-Eskishehir section, called the Phase-0 pipeline, is 56 inches and its length is 1340 km. The diameter of the Phase-1 section (Eskisehir-Edirne-Europe), which will supply the gas to Europe, is 48 inches long and 476 km in length. Phase-1 will be ready to accept gas for Europe in 2019.

The initial capacity of the pipeline is 16 billion cubic meters. About 6 billion cubic meter of this gas will be delivered to Turkey, the remaining – to Europe.

Southern Gas Corridor CJSC holds 51% share in the TANAP project, SOCAR Turkey Enerji A.Ş – 7%, BOTAŞ – 30% and BP – 12%.

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