E.ON and the Shah Deniz Consortium signed a long-term contract for the supply of gas from the giant Shah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea to Europe. The 40 billion cubic meter contract spans a period of 25 years. Supplies are to start earliest in 2019. Commenting on the deal, Christopher Delbrück, the newly appointed CEO of E.ON Global Commodities SE, said: “This contract represents a significant step in the development of our global growth strategy and is a significant step in forging our partnership with Azerbaijan. It is a ground-breaking contract as it secures supplies to Europe from a new supply region for decades at conditions reflecting European gas markets.” Earlier this year, the Shah Deniz Consortium decided to work together with TAP on the supply route to Italy. E.ON has a nine percent stake in the TAP project.
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Source: E.ON, 2013.