Contents tagged with Southern Gas Corridor

  • Putin orders construction of second gas pipeline to China

    On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Alexey Miller, CEO of the gas monopoly Gazprom, and gave the green light to a new megaproject to supply China with gas.

    After the $9 billion Power of Siberia project, which will start pumping gas on December 1, Putin said that Gazprom must work on a pipeline to connect gas fields in Irkutsk, Krasnodar Krai and Yamal to the Chinese market.

    The Russian President said that he has repeatedly discussed this matter with the Gazprom CEO and with …

  • Azerbaijan launches alternative pipeline to Turkish Stream

    On Tuesday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev opened the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), a project intended as an alternative to the South Stream and Turkish Stream, which will supply the EU with 10 billion cubic meters of gas.

    During the opening ceremony at the Sangachal Terminal, Aliyev turned the key, giving a symbolic beginning to the pumping of gas into the pipe, Interfax reports.

    The €40 billion EU-approved project will pump gas originating in the Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea …

  • Turkey to launch gas pipeline to Europe in June that will bypass Russia

    Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak stated that the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP), which will deliver gas to EU countries on a route that bypasses Russia, will be officially commissioned on June 12. Anadolu reported on this.

    Albayrak said that the Presidents of Turkey and Azerbaijan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ilham Aliyev, will participate in the ceremony to launch operations for TANAP. The heads and ministers of other countries will attend as well.

    The …