Erdogan: “Azerbaijan will contribute to meeting European demand for natural gas”

Baku: Shah Deniz gas will meet not only demand of Turkey for natural gas. Shah Deniz will also contribute to meeting EU demand for natural gas, said the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

He also mentioned launch of Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum natural gas pipeline and Turkey-Greece natural gas interconnector.

Erdogan also said that Turkey and Azerbaijan signed an agreement for supplying 6 bcm of gas to his country from 2018. Moreover, President also noted that it was reached an agreement regarding TANAP for transportation of 10 bcm of Azerbaijani gas per year to Europe through Turkey by a pipeline to be built.

“The agreements on sale and purchase of main pipelines of TANAP were signed in Turkey in October. According to this agreement, 80% of 1,800 km-pipelines will be supplied by local steel producers”, Erdogan added.