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Good progress achieved on all projects along Southern Gas Corridor – Sefcovic

Good progress has been achieved on all the projects along the Southern Gas Corridor, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said in an interview with Trend.

He pointed out that Azerbaijan is a very important, strategic energy partner for the European Union and apart from being a major oil exporter, Azerbaijan’s pivotal role is related to its position as a key partner for the realization of the Southern Gas Corridor.

“I can confirm that good progress has been achieved on all the projects along the Southern Gas Corridor since I attended the inauguration ceremony of the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline in March 2015 in Kars, Turkey and for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline in Thessaloniki, Greece in May 2016. Together with our Azerbaijani partners we expect the first gas deliveries by 2018 already to Turkey and by 2020 to the EU,” said the EU commissioner.

Sefcovic also emphasized the role of the Southern Gas Corridor in achieving the EU energy security goals.

“As part of our efforts to create a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate policy, increasing security, solidarity and trust by diversifying Europe’s energy suppliers and routes is central for improving competition and driving down prices for EU consumers. The Southern Gas Corridor plays a key role in our strategy to achieve these objectives,” he added.   Read more

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