The Southern Gas Corridor

Shah Deniz gas will make a 3,500 kilometer journey from the Caspian Sea into Europe.

This requires enhancement of some existing infrastructure and development of a chain of new pipelines. 
  • The existing South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) will be expanded with a new parallel pipeline across Azerbaijan and Georgia
  • The Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) will transport Shah Deniz gas across Turkey
  • The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will take gas through Greece and Albania into Italy.
Together, these projects are known as the Southern Gas Corridor.  It is arguably the global oil and gas industry’s most significant and ambitious undertaking yet.  And it is a complex challenge involving many different stakeholders – including seven governments and 11 companies.

The Southern Gas Corridor is set to change the energy map of an entire region – connecting gas supplies in the Caspian to markets in Europe for the very first time.

First gas is targeted for 2018, with supplies to Georgia and Turkey; gas deliveries to Europe are expected to begin in 2020.

The Southern Gas Corridor pipeline system has been designed to be scalable to twice its initial capacity to accommodate potential additional gas supplies in the future