A central topic of the 9th Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council will be the expansion of the Southern Gas Corridor, European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson said in an interview with Report.

“As you know, this is a project supported via our REPowerEU plan, our new Memorandum of Understanding on a Strategic Partnership in the Field of Energy with Azerbaijan. We aim to increase its capacity to 20 billion cubic meters annually as of 2027. On top of our political support, we are now also exploring with the EBRD the possibility of providing financial support to facilitate its expansion,” she said.