Within the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council and the 1st Ministerial Meeting of the Green Energy Advisory Council, the Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov received TAP Executive Director Luca Skyepatti.
Emphasizing that Azerbaijan is a reliable source of energy supply to European countries, Luca Skyepatti said that 15% of Italy's gas consumption is provided through TAP.
During the meeting, the progress of market tests carried out to increase the transmission capacity of the TAP pipeline to 20 billion cubic meters per year in stages was reviewed. It was noted that according to the results of the first stage of market testing, from 2026 it will be possible to supply 1.2 billion cubic meters of additional gas per year. The second stage of market testing is scheduled for the second half of 2023.
During the conversation, the prospects for the transportation of hydrogen and the activities of the consortium TAP AG in this direction were also considered.