OREANDA-NEWS. On January 6, the Ambassador of Russia to Azerbaijan, Mikhail Bocharnikov announced that at a certain stage, Russian gas can be connected to the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP).

“Both Azerbaijan and Russia are oil and gas countries. Both countries produce hydrocarbons themselves. Although we are already cooperating here, there is Russian participation in the development of oil and gas condensate fields in Azerbaijan. Who knows, maybe our gas will at some stage join the TANAP project, I wouldn’t rule it out,” the diplomat told to journalists.

Bocharnikov congratulated Azerbaijan on the launch of the TANAP project and noted that now Baku can fully use its benefits.

The Trans-Anatolian pipeline was launched on November 30, 2019 to supply Azerbaijani gas from Caspian fields to Turkey and Europe. The initial throughput of the pipeline is 16 billion cubic meters of fuel per year, 6 billion cubic meters will be delivered to Turkey.