Turkmenistan ready to start gas supplies to Turkey through Caucasus

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In Turkey, it has been reported about an agreement between Ankara and Ashgabat on transporting Turkmen natural gas through Azerbaijan and Georgia.

The head of the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Alparslan Bayraktar, disclosed the reached agreement between Ankara and Ashgabat.

The agreement pertains to transporting Turkmen natural gas to the Turkish Republic through Azerbaijan and Georgia, Eurasia Today reports.

"This winter, natural gas will be supplied to Nakhchivan through Turkey. We plan to put this pipeline (Igdir-Nakhchivan) into operation very soon," stated Alparslan Bayraktar.

Nakhchivan is an exclave of Azerbaijan, situated between Iran and Armenia.

Earlier, the minister mentioned that Turkey intends to discuss Turkmen gas deliveries via Iran, Azerbaijan, and the Caspian Sea. According to him, the country is ready to swiftly receive 2 billion cubic meters.

The Igdir-Nakhchivan pipeline will transport gas to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and fully meet its gas needs. The completion of its construction is scheduled for 2024.

Bayraktar also recalled that Turkey and Azerbaijan continue to cooperate within the framework of joint projects such as the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum and Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP).

Through these projects, Baku and Ankara not only ensure the security of their supply chains but also make a significant contribution to the energy security of Europe, he stated.

Adding to the list of joint projects is the new Igdir-Nakhchivan gas pipeline, which will supply gas to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. The completion of the pipeline construction is planned for the winter, concluded the minister.


May 15, 2024