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Azeri-Turkmen gas to fill NABUCCO

By Messenger Staff
Friday, January 28
Commissioner in energy issues, Gunter Ettinger, stated that the NABUCCO project will be functioning in 2-3 years. According to him, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan submitted precise plans on gas supply. The Azeri President expressed his country’s readiness to supply21 bln cubic meters of natural gas annually for the coming 5-8 years through the NABUCCO pipeline. Meanwhile, Turkmenistan is ready to allot 10 bln cubic meters of natural gas. These amounts are enough to fill the NABUCCO pipeline. Azerbaijan announced its conditions concerning this particular project as well as energy security issues. First, they require a second supplier to the project because Azerbaijan alone cannot fill the pipeline. The next condition is the accessibility of adjusting markets to the European ones. However the Azeri side confirmed its approach towards the NABUCCO project as its number one priority. So, one can conclude that the NABUCCO project is successfully moving forward despite Russia’s attempts to undermine it.