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TAP receives around 95% of total pipes needed for construction

By Leman Zeynalova: Approximately 95 percent of the total 55,000 pipes to be used for the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) have been received in Greece, Albania and Italy, said the message from TAP AG. The last shipment of offshore line pipes has been offloaded in Brindisi, Italy, between 3 and 6 September […]

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Albania, Montenegro Eye EU Funding for Gas Pipeline

Albania’s Energy Ministry on Friday presented a feasibility study for a 618-million-euros gas corridor between Albania, Bosnia and Croatia, which it hopes the EU and US will support. Albania’s Ministry of Energy on Friday in Tirana unveiled a preliminary feasibility study for a proposed Ionian-Adriatic gas pipeline, hoping the EU may fund construction of the […]

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IAP project counts on EU, US support

The countries involved in the construction of the Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline (IAP), Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia count on the support of the European Union and the United States. The remarks were made during the meeting of the Project Management Unit for IAP project held in Tirana. Addressing the event, Albania’s Energy Minister Damian […]

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Why Albania is THAT important to the Balkans

A couple of weeks ago, Director of IN-VR, Chryssa Tsouraki published an article on Albania’s importance to the Balkans region that went viral: “Albania is far too important for Europe’s energy security to be ignored or even underestimated. Some quick facts about Albania to familiarise yourselves: –  Patos Marinza: The largest oil field in Europe, operated by Bankers […]

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Italian Snam, Albanian Albgaz sign MoU on gas market development

Italian gas infrastructure company Snam and Albania’s gas infrastructure operator Albgaz have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop collaboration opportunities, said a message published on the Snam website July 31. The MoU is aimed at supporting the start and development of an infrastructure system that will be managed by the Albanian company. […]

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SOCAR JOINS NEW ADRIATIC PIPE PROJECT

Four western Balkans nations signed a memorandum of understanding with Azerbaijan state Socar on co-operation on building the Ionian Adriatic pipeline (IAP) on the sidelines of a Dubrovnik forum 25-26 August. The declaration of intent to develop the 5bn m³/year line was originally signed in 2007 by Croatia, Montenegro and Albania. The length of the […]

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Rusia, BE-ja dhe diplomacia e gazsjellësit Kaspik

Gjatë viteve të fundit, dëshmojmë një përkeqësim të rëndë të marrëdhënieve energjitike, ndërmjet Rusisë dhe Bashkimit Evropian (BE-së). Çështja mbi gazin, është një çështje tepër e rëndësishme, e lidhur ngushtë me përpjekjet e vazhdueshme nga ana e Rusisë për të ri-kalibruar strategjinë e gazsjellësit Euro-aziatik, si dhe orvatjet nga ana tjetër e BE-së për krijuar […]

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TAP’s Managing Director: No proposal was put forward on Iran’s joining this project

The project has always been open to all companies which bring strategic value to it. Baku. Vusal Nabiyev – APA-Economics. No discussion was conducted on Iran’s joining to Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and no proposal was put forward in this regard. TAP’s Managing Director Ian Bradshaw told the aforesaid, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency. According to him, this […]

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TAP vital to European energy security

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project, which envisages the transportation of gas from the second stage of development of Azerbaijan’s giant Shah Deniz gas condensate field in the Caspian Sea to the European Union countries, has already ensured its strategic role in the EU’s energy security. Recently, the TAP project, which is the western part of the […]

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Statoil to leave TAP gas pipeline project – Azerbaijan’s SOCAR

Norway’s Statoil is to sell its 20-percent stake in the Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP) project that will carry gas from Azerbaijan to Europe, the president of Azeri state energy firm SOCAR said. “Statoil has decided to leave the TAP project completely, and there is a company which is ready to buy its stake,” Rovnag […]

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