Azerbaijan’s Southern Gas Corridor to Start Operating in 2-3 Years Energy
Azerbaijan’s Southern Gas Corridor project, aimed to bring gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe, will start operating in two-three years due to support from the US government, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated on Wednesday in joint remarks with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Azerbaijani Energy Ministry has previously stated that the Southern Gas Corridor is expected to be completed in 2019.
“We will be on time, and in two-three years the Southern Gas Corridor will be in operation,” Aliyev said. “We are very grateful to the government of the United States for a strong support in implementation of this project. Frankly speaking, without that support it may have taken much more time and efforts to implement the project.”
The pipeline represents a total investment of more than $45 billion and stretches over seven countries.