The Georgian government offers to deliver Azerbaijani gas to European markets for alternative route – through the construction of the terminal on the Black Sea for export of compressed natural gas.
As APA-ECONOMICS said to BNE portal that was said by the First Deputy Minister of Energy of Georgia Maryam Valishvili.
According to her, Azerbaijan and Romania signed an agreement on export of compressed natural gas to Europe via the Black Sea, and for realization of this project should be build a plant for the compression of natural gas in Georgia:
M.Valishvili added that the compressed gas will be transported from Georgia to the Romanian port of Constanta on the tankers and the company Romgaz is already working on the creation of the receiving terminal, – said the deputy minister.
Note that Azerbaijan is interested in supplying compressed gas to Europe, because it does not require transit costs and SOCAR has already Kulevi terminal on the Black Sea in Georgia. In November, during a visit to Romania of the Azerbaijani delegation headed by President Ilham Aliyev between the Ministry of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism of Bulgaria signed a memorandum of cooperation in the energy sector. The memorandum was based on several directions, one of which is transportation of compressed natural gas from Azerbaijan to the Bulgarian port of Varna, as well as sales. On the Romanian side also held preliminary talks.
President of SOCAR Rovnag Abdullaev said that if the draft will be rational, the Azerbaijani side will build a terminal for the compressed gas in Kulevi.