Iraq a Possible Turkey-Azerbaijan Gas Pipeline Construction Partner

Iraq may participate in the planned new gas pipeline between Azerbaijan and Turkey, according to TrendAz.

An adviser to the Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Ministry told the Kurdistan Oil & Gas Conference, "Iraq's participation in this project as a gas producing country is important for us".

He said the world has a growing demand for energy and Turkey's strategic position plays an important role in the economic and energy security of the region.

Baku and Ankara intend to build a new pipeline in Turkey to export 50 billion cubic metres of gas that Azerbaijan intends to produce by 2025.

Project partners are currently working on all the issues surrounding the future gas pipeline, on which construction will start in 2012, with a completion date by 2017, when the second stage of development of the Azerbaijani gas condensate field Shah Deniz will be launched.


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