Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez said that the international gas hub, which is being built on the territory of Turkey, is expected to start working this year, Anadolu Agency reported.

The work on the creation of a natural gas distribution and trading center in Turkey is nearing its end, BTA reported.

We are preparing to carry out the first commercial operation already within the current year, said Dönmez.

According to him, discussions have been held on the subject of a commercial gas hub with a number of countries.

"Representatives of all the countries with whom we discussed the issue declared their readiness to support the Turkish hub project," he said.

Dönmez noted that ensuring its own energy security remains a top priority for Turkey.

The Turkish minister reminded that about 20 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas were delivered to Europe only through the Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP).

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He added that Turkey bought the same amount of gas through TANAP.

"A consensus is being formed to double the supplies of TANAP. Work in this direction continues. It also includes an increase in gas production in the next 3-4 years, which will certainly contribute to the energy security of both Turkey and Europe". the Turkish minister also stated.


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