For this purpose, the companies of consortium must make an appropriate investment decision in October: “As a result of this, we can realize Shahdeniz-2 project by 2018 and deliver gas to Europe in 2019”.
Nasirov said that Europe sees the issue on its gas supply as a political issue: “But, both SOCAR and companies of consortium approach this issue as commercial cooperation”.
SOCAR Vice-President noted that Azerbaijan is interested in other gas pipelines except TANAP: “We are interested in transportation via other Nabucco, TAP and gas pipelines. Relevant contracts on it have already been signed”.
Nasirov also stated that a decision on transportation of Azeri gas to Europe through Bulgaria and Italy could be made in July, 2013.