Warsaw, September 7 - Neftegaz.RU.
As one of the strategic players in the energy sector in the region, Turkmenistan remains an important partner of Poland
, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland told Azerbaijan´s Trend. "Diversification of energy sources, corridors and suppliers is key objective of the Polish strategy in the energy sector," the source added.
The ministry stressed that the development of cooperation in the energy and transport sectors were high on the agenda of consultations between the 2 countries. Poland also supports the concept of construction of the Southern Gas Corridor. "In our view, Turkmenistan
can play vital role in the project in the subsequent phases," noted the MFA.
The Southern Gas Corridor is one of the priority projects for the EU and envisages the transportation of 10 billion cu m of Azerbaijani gas from the Caspian region through Georgia and Turkey to Europe.
The launching ceremony of the 1st stage of the Southern Gas Corridor was held in Baku on May 29, 2018, while opening ceremony of The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP
) Phase 0 was held on June 12, 2018, in the Turkish city of Eskisehir. TANAP-Europe connection was opened on Nov.30, 2019 in Ipsala, Edirne, Turkey.
Meanwhile, Turkmenistan with its huge reserves could be one of the key countries to join the Southern Gas Corridor. More than 190 oil and gas fields have been discovered in Turkmenistan, and the hydrocarbon reserves of deep-water fields in the Caspian Sea amount to 12 billion tons of oil and more than 6 trillion cu m of natural gas.
VP for marketing and investment at Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR
Elshad Nasirov said in 2019 that the Southern Gas Corridor can also transport gas from Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.