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

Why TAP?

Why TAP? CESD: TAP will contribute to EU Energy Security but Russian monopoly in Central and Eastern Europe will remain BP and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan signed an agreement to deliver Azerbaijan’s gas to Europe via the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) rather than the competing Nabucco West project at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku on June 28th, 2013 TAP is a consortium established by Norway’s Statoil (42.5%), Swiss’s Axpo (42.5%),... Read More

TAP Defeated Nabuco-West

TAP Defeated Nabuco-West The Shah-Deniz Consortium will announce the decision on the development of a pipeline to transport Shah-Deniz 2 natural gas to Europe on June 28, 2012. The BP-led group developing Azerbaijan’s vast gas reserves has chosen the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (Tap) via Greece to link to Europe, defeating the Nabucco West consortium, which had backed a route to Austria. The project reflects a European Union push for alternatives... Read More

EU: Azeri gas decision will be made by the second half of year

EU: Azeri gas decision will be made by the second half of year The European Union’s Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger expects an agreement on gas deliveries to Europe from Azerbaijan to be reached in the next two to three months, Reuters reported. “There will be gas deliveries from Azerbaijan,” he said on Monday on the sidelines of an industry event, adding it was open whether the RWE-backed Nabucco consortium would be chosen... Read More