Trump confirmed that the U.S. support of the project «southern gas corridor»

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Mazurkevicha in fotobanka compressor station. Archival photoTrump confirmed that the U.S. support of the project «southern gas corridor»© RIA Novosti / Alexander Mazurkevicha the image Bank

The President of the United States Donald trump in his address to the participants of the international exhibition and conference «Oil and gas of the Caspian-2017» in Baku, stated that the United States remains committed to the realization of «southern gas corridor».

Annual international exhibition and conference «Caspian Oil & Gas-2017» and the seventh Caspian international exhibition «Caspian Power-2017» was opened in Baku on Wednesday on these events in the capital of Azerbaijan was attended by over 400 delegates from 289 companies from 30 countries of the world.

The project «southern gas corridor» (SGC) provides for the transportation of 10 billion cubic meters of Azeri gas from the Caspian region via Georgia and Turkey to Europe. At the initial stage as the main resource for the UGC considered the gas to be produced within the second phase of development of gas condensate field «Shah Deniz». Further the project can be connected to other sources.

«I appreciate the partnership with Azerbaijan and look forward to their development. The United States remains committed to the realization of «southern gas corridor». I appreciate the important role of Azerbaijan in maintaining efforts on energy security. I Express readiness to cooperate with you», — the message says trump.

According to Natural Gas Europe, the cost of the SGC is about $ 40 billion, including $ 9.3 billion for the project TRANS-Anatolian pipeline (TANAP), a $ 6 billion — the TRANS Adriatic pipeline project (TAP), 23.8 billion for the second stage of development of «Shah Deniz» and the South Caucasus gas pipeline expansion.

Trump confirmed that the U.S. support of the project «southern gas corridor»As far as Europe is dependent on Russian gas

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