George Chikovani, the General Director of the state-owned Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGS), during his speech at the 27th Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan International Conference (OGT-2022) in Ashgabat on Wednesday stated the interest of Georgia in natural gas supplies from Turkmenistan.
"Not only the European Union, but also Georgia is interested in natural gas supplies from Turkmenistan. I would like to call for a broader dialogue between the EU and the governments of the South Caucasus and Central Asian countries, and industry representatives," Chikovani said, adding that "Turkmenistan has enough reserves to cover the growing demand for gas."
Also speaking at the international conference, Chairman of Türkmengaz (Turkmen Gas) State Concern Batyr Amanov said Turkmenistan has great prospects for supply of natural gas to Europe.
"Turkmenistan is a reliable exporter of gas and a key player in the world energy arena, and has great prospects for supplying natural gas to Europe. Given the high demand for natural gas in the global energy market, the Türkmengaz state concern is ready to cooperate for further diversification of routes and supplies to international energy markets to strengthen regional energy security," Amanov added.
He also stated that Turkmenistan is currently implementing several large-scale projects to increase gas production and exports, as well as boost gas processing.
On Wednesday morning, the international exhibition of the same title also opened at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan.