Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP) boosts energy security and transforms Türkiye into an energy hub

The capacity of the Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP), which transports natural gas from Azerbaijan to Türkiye and Europe, has been increased. It is expected that this year, 22.2 billion cubic meters of gas will be exported through the pipeline. Out of this amount, 10.2 billion cubic meters are allocated for Türkiye, while 12 billion cubic meters will be supplied to Europe.

The successful connection of the Caspian Sea with Türkiye through TANAP, which began operating on June 12, 2018, has enhanced Türkiye’s energy security and facilitated the sale of Azerbaijani gas on international markets.

The combined investment value of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipelines, TANAP, and the Trans-Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP) from Azerbaijan to Italy amounts to $40 billion. TANAP represents a strategic step to diversify natural gas resources for both Europe and Türkiye.

Since the start of TANAP’s operation, a total of 46 billion cubic meters of gas has been transported. Of this, 22 billion cubic meters were delivered to Türkiye, and 24 billion cubic meters were sent to Europe. This significant growth in volume is confirmed by the latest data.

Reshad Mammadov also highlighted the intention to double TANAP’s transmission capacity from the current 16 billion cubic meters. Increasing the capacity to 32 billion cubic meters will enable the pipeline to transport gas from Azerbaijan and various other countries to European nations. This expansion will elevate the role of Azerbaijan and Türkiye in Europe’s energy security.

With the implementation of the TANAP project, Türkiye has transformed from an energy corridor between East and West into an “energy hub,” according to Mammadov.

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