Against the background of aggravation of the situation on the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, oil and gas production and export operations from Azerbaijan continue as usual, Ibrahim Ahmadov, deputy head of the public relations and events department of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), told Report.

“Currently, the security of our infrastructure is ensured thanks to the Azerbaijani army,” he said.

Ahmadov noted that oil and gas pipelines are under constant threat from Armenia: “When progress in the construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is 98%, a few months before the completion of the Southern Gas Corridor project, it is no coincidence that attacks by Armenia forces are more frequent. Today, we are on the threshold of a historic moment when natural gas from the Caspian Basin will be sent to Europe for the first time through the Southern Gas Corridor, which will help diversify sources of gas imports to Europe and Turkey. This will be an important contribution to economic development, peace and stability in these regions.”