TANAP pipeline to be operational by 2018

The Trans-Anatolian TANAP pipeline running from the Shah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea right up to Turkey’s boder with Europe will start operating in mid-2018, the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company of SOCAR Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh said today. The pipeline will have an initial annual capacity of 16bn³ which will eventually rise to 31bn³. TREND