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TAP nearing final stage in Albania and Greece

TAP AG consortium has stated that around 95 percent of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) route has been cleared in Albania and Greece.

“About 725 kilometers out of 765 kilometers-long TAP route in Greece and Albania have now been cleared and graded,” reads the newsletter of the consortium.

TAP is part of the Southern Gas Corridor, which is one of the priority energy projects for the European Union.

The project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan`s Shah Deniz Stage 2 to the EU countries.

The pipeline will connect to the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) on the Turkish-Greek border, run through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy’s south.

The gas corridor will initially transport annual 10 bln cubic meters of the gas produced within ‘Shah Deniz 2’ project, to Europe.

The project is also expected to boost Albania’s gasification project, a move that is expected to radically reduce energy costs for the country.

Scan Tv,  15.05.2018