The Winner is TAP: The EU’s Failed Policy in the South Caucasus

The Winner is TAP: The EU’s Failed Policy in the South Caucasus Istituto Affari Internazionali, one of leading Italian think tanks have recently distributed article on the selection of Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) which titled as “The Winner is TAP: The EU’s Failed Policy in the South Caucasus ” where cited CESD reports. The article analyzed main reasons of the selection of TAP and what extent the EU has truly met these goals Download Full... Read More

BP seeks stake in pipeline to export Azerbaijani gas

BP seeks stake in pipeline to export Azerbaijani gas BP is interested in acquiring a significant share in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) or Nabucco-West pipeline projects seeking to supply Azerbaijani gas to Europe, the company`s vice-president for development of Azerbaijan`s Shah Deniz gas field, Al Cook, was quoted as saying by Argus Media, a UK-based independent provider of market data and business intelligence. In late June, the consortium... Read More

Is TAP only realistic option for Azerbaijan’s gas supply?

Is TAP only realistic option for Azerbaijan’s gas supply? Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) provides the only commercially and strategically realistic option of enabling gas to reach the South Eastern Europe (SEE) markets, TAP External Affairs and Communications Director, Michael Hoffmann said in interview to Natural Gas Europe. “It is important that the SEE region is well prepared in the event of a disruption in gas supply,” Hoffmann... Read More

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Manager; Good chances to win Shah Deniz bid

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Manager; Good chances to win Shah Deniz bid Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has very good chances to be the winner in Shah Deniz consortium`s route selection process, TAP Managing Director Kjetil Tungland said in an interview with Trend news agency in Baku. “I am confident that TAP will be selected as the final route to transport Azerbaijani gas to Europe,“ Tungland said. According to him, TAP has several advantages... Read More

EU can accept ‘any’ gas pipeline from Azerbaijan

EU can accept ‘any’ gas pipeline from Azerbaijan The EU energy commissioner has said that he could “live with any pipeline” from Azerbaijan despite the EU’s long-standing backing for the Nabucco project. Guenther Oettinger made the comments on the sidelines of an industry event on Monday,Reuters reported. The commissioner said he expected an agreement on gas deliveries to Europe from Azerbaijan to be reached in the next... Read More

Is there optimism for Nabucco?

Is there optimism for Nabucco? The Nabucco project is optimistic about a decision by the consortium developing Azerbaijan’s Shahdaniz gas field to select a pipeline for Azerbaijani gas exports to Europe, Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH Managing Director Reinhard Mitschek said in an interview with the Baku-based Trend news agency. “We are optimistic that the partners in the Shahdaniz consortium will make a decision as soon as possible,”... Read More

Opportunities to supply gas to Europe

Opportunities to supply gas to Europe Azerbaijan has all opportunities for supplying gas to Europe, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov said in an interview to the Wall Street Journal. He explained that one idea to bring his country’s gas to Europe is to build a dedicated pipeline across Turkey to the border with the EU. It would then split up in two branches, one toward Greece and one to Bulgaria, where it would split... Read More