SOCAR has supplied Italy with Azerbaijani originated 15,9 mln. tonnes of crude oil, 189 thousand tonnes of oil products, and 43,7 thousand tonnes of oil-chemical products in last 2 years, said Azerbaijani Minister of Energy Parviz Shahbazov during 5th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation between Azerbaijan and Italy held in Rome, the Ministry of Energy told APA-Economics.

Stressing participation of Italian companies in Azerbaijan’s important energy projects, the Minister spoke about significance of TAP as a project strengthening energy cooperation: “South Gas Pipeline will be put into operation this year and its has strategic importance for our countries, partners, and provision of energy security of Europe. Realization of more than 90% of the works on the project shows support of Italian government to this project. We express gratitude to Italian government for all permissions and developments in onshore and offshore construction works. We believe, our joint efforts will provide timely completion of TAP project. Safe, diversified, and competitive provision with energy will also contribute to the solution of some issues such as de-carbonization.”