The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), which is of great strategic and economic importance for Azerbaijani gas supplies, has transported 4.01 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey and European markets in Q1 2022, First Vice-President of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR Rovshan Najaf wrote on Twitter, Trend reports.
He noted that TANAP has supplied 26.13 billion cubic meters of gas since the date of commissioning till April 1, 2022.
Currently, TANAP’s capacity is 16 billion cubic meters per year, which may be expanded to 24 billion cubic meters of gas per year with the construction of two additional compressor stations.
The pipeline will need three additional compressor stations in order to be able to transport 31 billion cubic meters per year. The process of expansion, meaning the third phase may take 4 or 5 years, since it will need an investment decision, new equipment and construction work.
The Southern Gas Corridor, which is comprised of Shah Deniz 2, the South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion, the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) became fully operational on December 31, 2020.
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG confirmed on Dec. 31, 2020 the commencement of gas flows from Azerbaijan. The first gas has reached Greece and Bulgaria, via the Nea Mesimvria interconnection point with DESFA, as well as Italy, via the Melendugno interconnection point with SNAM Rete Gas (SRG).
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