The Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan, Parviz Shahbazov discussed the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and energy cooperation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, Luigi Di Maio.
According to the press statement of the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan, Mr Shahbazov underscored that 10 billion cubic metres of Azerbaijani gas have already been delivered to Europe through TAP.
He also noted that the important role of natural gas in energy transition and the growing interest in diversification of gas supply sources will allow TAP to expand.
“If the current growth rate continues, we expect that our gas exports to Italy will reach 9.5 billion cubic metres under long-term and spot contracts by the end of this year. The expansion of TAP can provide more natural gas not only to Italy but also to other European countries. Therefore, we invite interested parties to take an active part in this process”, he underlined.
The Minister also discussed the possibility of transporting a 10 per cent hydrogen mixture through the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline and the use of offshore wind energy and green hydrogen exports to Europe.