BP’s Shah Deniz 2 Project Will Cost $28 Billion, Trend Says

The BP Plc-led Shah Deniz 2 natural gas project will cost $28 billion, up from the previous estimate of $25 billion, Trend news service said today, citing State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan President Rovnaq Abdullayev.

BP holds 25.5 percent of the project, and the partners include Statoil ASA (STL), OAO Lukoil as well as the Azeri energy producer known as Socar.

Shah Deniz, off the Azeri coast, is estimated to hold 1.2 trillion cubic meters of gas.

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