Azerbaijan, which borders Georgia, Turkey, Armenia, Russia, Iran and the Caspian Sea, started exporting natural gas to Europe via the Trans Adriatic Pipeline at the end of 2020.
The EU signed a new gas deal with Azerbaijan amid growing fears about a Russian cutoff.
European Union after imposing sunctions on Russia have been preparing for a potential shutdown of gas from the country.
For several years Russia has been Europe’s most important source of natural gas, but now there is a firm push to reverse this.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Europe’s energy chief, Kadri Simson, were in Azerbaijan on to finalize the gas deal.
In a statement, the EU commission said that Azerbaijan committed to delivering at least 20 billion cubic meters to the EU annually by 2027.