Germany called for the supply of gas through the southern corridor

ФРГ выступила за поставки газа по Южному коридору

Length of the southern gas corridor 3500 km

This week Angela Merkel will visit Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. The gas issue will be one of the main topics of the negotiations.

The German government supports the construction of the southern gas corridor as an alternative to Russian pipelines. Reported by the Financial Times with reference to the representative of the German government on Tuesday, August 21.

According to him, Germany has “great interest” to the development of the southern gas corridor, linking Azerbaijan to Europe through Turkey. He pointed out that it would be “an important part of EU efforts to diversify gas supplies to the continent and an alternative to energy imports from Russia.”

“Germany wanted the corridor was expanded to take gas from other States, such as Turkmenistan, Iran and Iraq,” the official added.

The publication writes that this week Angela Merkel will visit Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. The gas issue will be one of the main topics of the negotiations.

The southern gas corridor consists of three pipelines – the South Caucasus (Baku – Tbilisi – Erzurum), TRANS-Anatolian (TANAP) and TRANS Adriatic (TAP).

We will remind, on may 29, Azerbaijan launched the southern gas corridor. In the framework of this project produced in the country the gas will be delivered to Europe through pipelines with a total length of 3500 km.

And on 12 June in Turkey launched the TANAP pipeline, which was built in three years. The cost of the project amounted to $8 billion Is part of the southern gas corridor with a length of 1850 kilometers.

Territrii with Turkey, the gas must pass through the 800-kilometer TAP will run from the Turkish-Greek border in the Northern part of Greece, traverse Albania and Adriatic sea and reach Italy’s shores.

It is expected that delivery of Azerbaijani gas to Europe in the amount of 10 billion cubic meters a year starting in 2020.

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