Officials in Baku and Ankara have repeatedly stated that Azerbaijan and Turkey are 1 nation in 2 states. Azerbaijan is strategically defined as the most important strategic ally of Turkey
Ankara, August 19 - Neftegaz.RU.
The construction of the Turkish-Azerbaijani Igdir-Nakhchivan
gas pipeline will be completed in 2022, Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources told Trend
According to the ministry, the total length of the pipeline will be 82 km.
The ministry said:
- Last year, 86 million Turkish liras ($10.29 million) were spent on preparatory work for the construction of the gas pipeline
This year, 68.8 million Turkish liras ($8.23 million) will be spent on the construction of the gas pipeline
and Turkish energy ministries signed a memorandum of understanding on the Igdir-Nakhchivan gas pipeline project on December 15, 2020.
The pipeline’s throughput capacity will make up 500 million m3
The project will be implemented by Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR
and Turkey’s BOTAS.
’s TPAO company will conduct communication and other works within the project.
Nakhchivan currently receives gas mainly through Iran.
In recent years, Turkey has invested heavily in its energy infrastructure to become a transit hub and energy hub
in the medium term.
Azerbaijan plays an important role in Turkey’s energy security and became Turkey’s largest natural gas supplier
for the 1st
time in May 2021.