Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector (AGRI)

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Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector (AGRI) is a proposed natural gas pipeline.[1][2]


The pipeline would run from Sangachal Terminal to proposed LNG terminals in Poti, Georgia and Midia, Romania.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Romgaz; State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic; Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation; MVM (Hungary)
  • Proposed capacity: 8 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 572 miles / 920 kilometers
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2027


The Azerbaijan–Georgia–Romania Interconnector (AGRI) is a proposed project to transport Azerbaijani natural gas to Romania and Central Europe. Natural gas would be transported from Sangachal Terminal in Azerbaijan to proposed natural gas export terminals in Poti, Georgia and Midia, Romania.[3] The capacity of the interconnector would be between 5 and 8 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year,[3] of which 2 billion cubic meters per year would be consumed in Romania.[4][5] Romania completed a feasibility study of the project in 2017, and the total cost of the project has been estimated at 1.2 billion euros to 4.5 billion euros.[6]

On 13 April 2010, the Minister of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan Natig Aliyev, Minister of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment of Romania Adriean Videanu and Georgian Energy Minister Alexander Khetaguri signed a memorandum on implementation of the project and establishment of the project company headquartered in Bucharest.[4][5][7] The project is being developed by the AGRI LNG Co formed by Romgaz, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic, Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation, and MVM.[8] The governments of Serbia and Bulgaria have also expressed an interest in joining the project.[3]

In March 2019 Georgian Oil and Gas Company stated that the pipeline would be developed after the 2024-2026 development of the Azerbaijani Shah Deniz Phase 2 gas field.[9]

Articles and resources


  1. Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector (AGRI), Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
  2. "Project Overview". Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Making sense of AGRI’s future, Energy Policy Group, Aug. 14, 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Supplying Azerbaijani gas to Romania will play important role in European energy security". Trend News Agency. 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Romania, Azerbaijan, Georgia sign LNG memo". News.Az. 2010-04-13. Archived from the original on 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2010-04-13. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. Azerbaijan, Romania continue to work on implementation of LNG project, Azernews, Feb. 20, 2018
  7. "Romania, Georgia, Azerbaijan sign agreement to build gas terminals". Xinhua. 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
  8. "Minister: Five companies claim to develop feasibility study of AGRI gas project". Trend News Agency. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
  9. Timeframe for implementation of AGRI project revealed, Azer News, Mar. 8, 2019

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