ITGI Project not considered for Shah deniz project on exporting Azerbaijani gas to EU
Baku, February 22 (AZERTAC). Shah Deniz consortium does not consider ITGI (Interconnector Turkey-Greece-Italy) as the project to deliver Azerbaijani gas to the European markets.
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is priority pipeline for export of Azerbaijani gas to Italy. The Consortium will continue the negotiations with TAP, along with the other concerned projects to the Central Europe.
Shah Deniz consortium is currently considering three possible export routes, whereas in early selection they were four (together with ITGI). Nabucco, South East Europe Pipeline (SEEP) and TAP projects are considered potential routes at present.
Nabucco, TAP, ITGI submitted their final proposals to the Azerbaijani side, which will review them in accordance with the previously announced criteria.
Nabucco gas pipeline is designed to transport gas from the Caspian region and Middle East to the European countries. The original concept of Nabucco project envisages construction of the pipeline from the Georgian-Turkish and Iraqi-Turkish borders to the Austrian Baumgarten. The pipeline is expected to run through Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria over a distance of 3,900 kilometres.