Azerbaijan has enough reserves to fill Southern Gas Corridor, says minister

Azerbaijan’s gas reserves are sufficient to fill the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), the country’ s Energy Minister Natiq Aliyev has claimed in an interview with Natural Gas Europe, but in the future the corridor could also be used to transport gas from Turkmenistan. “During the next decade, the Absheron gas field is expected to come onstream and other fields are also due to be developed,” he said. “Azerbaijan’s gas reserves are quite enough to fill SGC, but it is open to other states’ reserves as well.
“We started the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline to transit Azeri oil back in 2006, but within a few years it began shipping oil from Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan [as well],” he said. “We should adopt the same approach for the SGC.”  The Southern Gas Corridor is one of the priority energy projects for EU and has the capacity to transport 10 bcm of Azerbaijani gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe through Georgia and Turkey each year. 

Source: TREND