Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) has transported 3.5 billion cubic meters of Shahdeniz gas to Turkey so far, Khoshbakht Yusifzade, the First Vice President of SOCAR, said in his interview to Khalq Gazeti, Report informs.
"The opening ceremony of the TANAP, a part of the Southern Gas Corridor, was held on June 12, 2018 in Eskishehir, Turkey, with the participation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, heads of Ukraine, Serbia, Northern Cyprus. This gave a start to transportation of Shahdeniz gas to Turkey. Opening of the TANAP-Europe connection on November 30, 2019 in Edirne, Turkey, is of great importance not only for our country, but also for Europe."
The initial capacity of TANAP, which is the main segment of the Southern Gas Corridor, is 16 billion cubic meters of gas. Around six billion cubic meters of gas will be supplied to Turkey while the remaining volume to Europe. Once the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is completed, gas will be supplied to Europe in early 2020.
TANAP's investment value amounts to $6.5 billion.