Saturday, June 04, 2011

EU urges Azeri natural gas

Saturday, June 04, 2011

(BAKU, Azerbaijan, may 27, UPI)-A uniform system for supplies of natural gas from dispel the Caspian region energy security could help, said a European official in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan has some of the richest natural gas deposits in the world. Baku promotes for the access to the gas reserves are Russia and members of the European Union.

Roland Kobia, who said the head of the delegation of the EU to Azerbaijan, a unified system of both regions help could the trend news agency reported.

"It would be best to create a uniform infrastructure which would enable transport of large quantities of gas to European markets," he was quoted words.

EU energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger is expected in Baku in early June. His trip coincides with major signing ceremonies for the vaunted Nabucco natural gas pipeline in Turkey expected.

Nabucco is part of the so-called Southern corridor transit networks meant to break the Russian grip on the European energy sector. Moscow, lobbying is now for his South stream natural gas pipeline to Europe.

Oettinger said at a meeting in Brussels with Russian officials of this week South stream "not our top priority.",

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