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Azerbaijan sells gas to Europe and buys it from Russia? |

Baku and what Brussels has achieved gas agreement of Europe Russia he intended to end his dependence on gas. But one that was released last week news Azerbaijan Europe from Russia to fulfill its obligations gas opened the door to questions about its importation. “Eurasianet” portal writes about this.

Russia’s state Gazprom gas the company said on November 18 that from November 15 within the framework of the new gas purchase and sale agreement Russia dig in To Azerbaijan delivery has started. Document with Gazprom Export Azerbaijan SOCAR signed between the state company. Contract until March 2023 1 billion provides gas supply up to cubic meters.

“Eurasianet” about the details of this agreement Azerbaijan From the Ministry of Energy, or SOCARcould not explain from

SOCARand from APA information agency was told that cooperation with Gazprom has been ongoing for a long time, both companies “are trying to optimize the infrastructure by organizing mutual gas exchange”.

The article draws attention to the fact that this agreement was signed on the eve of the winter season, when the demand for gas rises, and it is emphasized that Azerbaijan is trying to fulfill its obligations to supply local gas consumers and at the same time export to Georgia, Turkey, and Europe.

The article draws attention to the fact that this agreement was signed on the eve of the winter season, when the demand for gas rises, and it is emphasized that Azerbaijan is trying to fulfill its obligations to supply local gas consumers and at the same time export to Georgia, Turkey, and Europe.

Gas is transported to Europe through the Southern Gas Corridor this year 10 billion cubic meter of gas is supposed to be transported. In July Europe Export in the memorandum of understanding signed with the Union 12 billion it is planned to reach cubic meters.

Brussels with this Russia is trying to reduce its dependence on gas. When Russia launched an attack on Ukraine at the end of February, the EU imposed sanctions on Moscow.

Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov said at the beginning of September that 11.5 billion cubic meters of gas will be exported to Europe this year. However, he did not clarify why the export target was reduced.

A source close to the consortium operating the Shah Deniz gas field told Eurasianet that no new export contract was signed, the field was agreed in advance. 10 will supply billion cubic meters.

EU sanctions on Russia To Azerbaijan does not belong and can import as much gas as it wants from Russia, the article says. However, it is also noted that the agreement with Gazprom is the July agreement with the EU political contrary to his intention.

It turns out that part of the EU’s gas import from Azerbaijan is carried out with the help of Moscow. This means that Brussels’ diversification efforts are in vain.

EU foreign affairs commissioner Josep Borrell recently wrote that the bloc and Central Asian countries are interested in deepening mutual relations and developing corridors bypassing Russia. Diplomat China and Europe Kazakhstan, Azerbaijanhe talked about the Trans-Caspian corridor connecting Georgia and Turkey.

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