TANAP ready to deliver gas, SOCAR says

The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) is ready to deliver natural gas to Europe by way of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, says State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).

Jul 2nd, 2019

The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) is ready to deliver natural gas to Europe by way of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, says State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).

The 1,850-km pipeline extends between the Turkish Posof district of Ardahan and connects with TAP at Kipoi on Turkey’s border with Greece.

First gas sales in Europe via the 878-km TAP, which crosses Greece, Albania, and the Adriatic Sea with landfall in southern Italy, are expected next year.

TANAP, TAP, and an expanded South Caucasus Pipeline across Azerbaijan and Georgia constitute the 3,500-km Southern Gas Corridor, which will carry gas from Shah Deniz-2 field and other fields in the Caspian Sea to Europe.

A TANAP section between the Turkey-Georgia border and Eskisehir, Turkey, began operations in June 2018.

Mechanical work on the TANAP segment between Eskisehir and the border with Greece was completed at the end of last year. First test flows occurred in April.

TANAP partners are the Southern Gas Corridor joint venture between SOCAR and Azerbaijan’s Ministry of the Economy, BOTAS, BP, and Socar Turkey Energy.

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