“For almost two years, Azerbaijani gas is on the European market and now in Bulgaria,” said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at the opening ceremony of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria project in Sofia, APA reports.
"Last year, our gas export was around 19 billion cubic meters, out of which 8.2 billion to Europe, and that was an increase of 40% in comparison with the previous year. This year, we will increase our export up to more than 22 billion cubic meters and 11.5 billion cubic meters will go to European consumers. As I already said, this July we signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the European Commission during the visit of Madam Ursula von der Leyen to Azerbaijan, which is a very substantial document. Based on that by 2027 we are planning to increase, to double our supply of natural gas to Europe, at least to double, and we have all the potential to do it," noted President.