“Azerbaijan has already turned into the European Union’s trusted and reliable, at the same time an important energy partner. Since the beginning of last year, Russia's aggressive attack on Ukraine and the use of energy trade as a weapon have seriously changed our energy market. Over the past year, the EU has taken significant steps within the framework of the energy crisis that emerged,” said Cristina Lobillo, Director for the Energy Platform Task Force of the European Commission at Baku Energy Week, APA reports.
“We have significantly reduced our dependence on Russian gas. In these hard days that the EU faced, Azerbaijan increased gas export to Europe’s energy market. This saved us to face the most severe form of the energy crisis and also allowed us to move away from Russian resources and turn to new resources. We highly appreciate the increase in the volume of gas to be transferred to Europe through the Southern Gas Corridor,” she noted.