Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector (AGRI)
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The pipeline will run from the Sangachal LNG Terminal in Azerbaijan to the proposed Kulevi LNG Terminal in Poti, Georgia where the pipeline ends. From there, the gas is transported across the Black Sea by LNG tankers to the Constanta LNG Terminal in Romania.
- 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 by the pipeline from Sangachal LNG Terminal in Azerbaijan to the Kulevi LNG Terminal at the Black Sea coast of Georgia. In Kulevi, Georgia, an LNG export terminal will be built. From there, the liquefied natural gas will the be transported by LNG tankers to the Constanta LNG Terminal in Romania." The capacity of the interconnector would be between 5 and 8 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year,</ref> of which 2 billion cubic meters per year would be consumed in Romania. 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.
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. 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. The governments of Serbia and Bulgaria have also expressed an interest in joining the project.
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.
Articles and resources
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