Azerbaijan has been supplying natural gas to Turkey via the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) for a year already.
June 12 marked a year after the commissioning of the TANAP gas pipeline, which is one of the segments of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC).
In January-May 2019, Azerbaijani gas supplies from the Shah Deniz field to Turkey via TANAP amounted to 790 million cubic meters, said Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR.
Earlier, the head of SOCAR Turkey Energy Zaur Gahramanov said that gas supplies via TANAP are provided in the amount of 3 billion cubic meters in 2019, adding that the annual volume of deliveries will be 6 billion cubic meters from 2020.
As reported by Turkey Energy Market Regulatory Authority, Turkey imported 7.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Azerbaijan in 2018. Azerbaijan was the third largest gas supplier to Turkey last year, after Russia (23.64 billion cubic meters) and Iran (7.86 billion cubic meters).
It should be noted that in the first quarter of 2019, Turkey imported 2.8 billion cubic meters of gas from Azerbaijan.
TANAP, with a total length of 850 kilometers, is designed to carry 16 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually. Six billion cubic meters of the amount will be used to meet Turkey’s demands, while the remaining 10 billion cubic meters will be sent to Europe.
The share distribution of TANAP shareholders is as follows: Southern Gas Corridor CJSC – 51 percent, SOCAR Turkey Enerji – 7 percent, Botas – 30 percent, BP – 12 percent.