Iğdır-Nakhchivan Gas Pipeline

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Iğdır-Nakhchivan Gas Pipeline is a proposed gas pipeline in Turkey and Azerbaijan.[1]


The pipeline is proposed to run from Iğdır, Turkey to Sederek, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan.[2]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Botaş[2] (Turkey)
  • Capacity: 0.5 bcm/year[2][3]
  • Length: 160 kilometers[3]/ 99.42 miles
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2022[1]


The pipeline is intended to supply gas from Turkey to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, replacing the current gas supply from Iran.[4] A memorandum of understanding for the construction of this pipeline was signed between the Turkish company Botas and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) in 2010.[4] In December 2020, Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez and Azerbaijan's Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).[2] According to Donmez, with this pipeline, it will be possible to meet the current total gas demand of Nakhchivan.[2]

In June 2021, Turkey’s National Gas Company, Botas, has submitted auctions to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic for the construction of the pipeline, and Turkish and foreign companies have submitted bids for the construction. The auction will last until the end of June 2021 and the 82-kilometer pipeline is expected to be built within nine months from that date.[4] As of August 2021, construction was set to begin in the fall of 2021.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Turkey to build gas pipeline to supply Nakhchivan, Eurasianet, Jun. 11, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Turkey, Azerbaijan sign MoU to supply gas to Nakhchivan". Anadolu Agency. Dec 15, 2020. Retrieved Aug 16, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Construction of Igdir-Nakhchivan gas pipeline underway". Azer News. July 13, 2021. Retrieved Aug 16, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Shokri, Omid (Aug 4, 2021). "The geopolitics of the Iğdir-Nakhchivan natural gas pipeline". Menaaffairs. Retrieved Aug 16, 2021.
  5. Goble, Paul (Aug 10, 2021). "Turkish Pipeline to Nakhchivan Shakes up Power Relations in South Caucasus". The Jamestown Foundation. Retrieved Aug 16, 2021.

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