TANAP project to turn Turkey into energy center – minister

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Turkey's Energy Minister Yildiz shakes hands with his Azeri counterpart Aliyev during a signing ceremony in IstanbulTANAP project will turn Turkey into an energy center, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey Taner Yildiz said, the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported Apr.4.

He said that while European countries couldn’t implement the project Nabucco, Turkey and Azerbaijan are successfully implementing the project TANAP.

He went on to add that Turkey will contribute to the implementation of energy projects in the future as well.

TANAP envisages the transportation of gas of Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field from the Georgian-Turkish border to the western borders of Turkey.

TANAP’s initial capacity is expected to reach 16 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Around six billion cubic meters of this gas will be delivered to Turkey and the rest of the volume to Europe.

Turkey will obtain gas in 2018, and after the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is constructed the gas will be delivered to Europe in early 2020.

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