Ilham Aliyev: 'We hope to hear good news about first gas from Absheron soon'

European Union high-ranking officials called Azerbaijan a reliable partner, which is true, and call Azerbaijan a pan-European gas supplier, which also becomes true, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said as he addressed the opening of the 28th International Caspian Oil&Gas Exhibition (Caspian Oil & Gas) and the 11th Caspian International Power and Green Energy Exhibition (Caspian Power) within the framework of the Baku Energy Week at the Baku Expo Center,Ednews informs.
The head of state noted that sources to increase gas supplies up to at least 20 billion cubic meters by 2027 are available.
"One of them is our major gas field Shahdeniz and other is Absheron gas field and we hope to hear very good news from Absheron. We hope to hear good news about first gas from Absheron soon, even I would say very soon. We have already totally engaged with our strategic partner BP with respect to production of so-called deep gas from ACG projects and if everything goes according to our plan, by the end of next year, we will have first gas production," the head of state said.