On Tuesday, July 26, Turkish newspaper Yozgat wrote that construction of the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline TANAP in the central Turkish province of Yozgat has accelerated.
According to the newspaper, the pipes are at the welding stage.
Yozgat is one of the 20 Turkish provinces TANAP goes through.
The pipeline costs $9.2 billion, and it it intended for transportation of gas from Azerbaijani field Shah Deniz from the Georgian-Turkish border to the western border of Turkey. The gas will come to Turkey in 2018, and then, after the completion of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), it will go to Europe at the beginning of 2020.
Shareholders of TANAP are SOCAR (58%), Botas (30%), and BP (12%).