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The EU, Azerbaijan, and partner countries are working
to ensure energy security and market stability, Azernews reports,
citing European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson telling the
9th Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council Ministerial Meeting and
1st Green Energy Advisory Council Ministerial Meeting in Baku on
She noted that today's discussions are taking place in
the context of global changes in the energy markets.
'Global growth is under threat. Energy security is the
first issue we are thinking about. For this reason, today's
meetings of the Advisory Councils are of the utmost importance.
This shows that the EU, Azerbaijan, and partner countries are
working together to ensure energy security and market stability,'
With the completion of the TAP construction on December 31,
2020, Azerbaijan began commercial gas supplies to Europe via the
Southern Gas Corridor. The SGC is an initiative of the European
Commission for a natural gas supply route from the Caspian and
Middle Eastern regions to Europe. The route from Azerbaijan to
Europe consists of the South Caucasus Pipeline, TANAP, and TAP.
In 2021, TAP transported 8.1 billion cubic meters of gas to
Europe. In 2023, Azerbaijan plans to increase gas supplies to
Europe to 11 billion cubic meters. As of 2022, Azerbaijan exported
9.3 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe in the first ten months
and was expected to supply 11.5 billion cubic meters of gas to
Europe by the end of 2022.
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