Turkey is considering options for gas delivery from Turkmenistan
Turkey and Turkmenistan are working on three options for the delivery of Turkmen gas to the republic.
Turkmenistan and Turkey are developing three options for the delivery of Turkmen natural gas to the republic. This was announced by Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay during his visit to Ashgabat.
"We are working on three alternatives: using the TANAP line (Trans—Anatolian Pipeline - approx. TASS) via the Caspian Sea, SWAP agreement or by sea to the pipeline. We can say that we are close to completing this process," the Anatolian Agency quoted him as saying on Saturday.
Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and TurkmenistanCeyhun Bayramov, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Rashid Meredov held a meeting in Ankara on February 23. Cavusoglu said then that the Turkish authorities are ready to contribute to the implementation of gas supplies from Turkmenistan to Europe through its territory. Deputy Prime Minister of Turkmenistan Myratgeldi Meredov said that the European Union has shown interest in the construction of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline for the supply of Turkmen gas to Europe. This project provides for the supply of 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the European market annually for at least 30 years. Ashgabat and Baku has been considering the possibility of laying such a gas pipeline along the bottom of the Caspian Sea for a long time.