Gas pipeline competing with Turkish Stream reaches Italy

On July 28, 2020, the last seam was welded on the Trans-Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP), a competitor to Turkish Stream. This is reported by TAP in its official Twitter account.

This means that now all 878 km of the gas pipeline are connected into a single whole, from the TANAP (Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline) gas pipeline to the receiving terminal in Italy. The next stage in the opening of the Southern Gas Corridor is over. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this success!

- said in the TAP statement.

Most recently, on June 9, 2020, TAP reported on the completion of the construction of a 105-kilometer section laid along the bottom of the Adriatic Sea. TAP goes from the border with Turkey through Greece and Albania to Italy.

New information suggests that the entire Southern Gas Corridor may soon be commissioned. Through it, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and Italy will receive a total of 10 billion cubic meters. m. of gas per year from Azerbaijan.

TAP will receive gas from the TANAP gas pipeline with a throughput capacity of 16 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year, which passes through Turkey, where it is connected to the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline, known as the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP), which starts from the Sangachal terminal in Azerbaijan. This entire complex gas transmission structure is called the Southern Gas Corridor.

Mayor of the city of Melendugno (Italy) Marco Poti told the media that the TAP should start filling with gas as early as August 2020. At the same time, the TANAP gas pipeline is planned to be inaugurated on October 1, 2020. However, the operator of the TAP gas pipeline has already received a permit from the Italian regulator, which allows him to start gas supplies only in December 2021. This is due to the situation that has developed in the market due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The TAP project is supported by the European Commission, which excluded it from the Third Energy Package.
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  1. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 28 July 2020 21: 39
    There is a war for Karabakh in Azerbaijan now, and God only knows how regular the supplies of Azerbaijani gas will be. It all depends on how far the conflict with Armenia goes.
  2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 29 July 2020 09: 56
    It seems that the "gas meat" is deeper and deeper in the opera, but the "managers of effective" headed by the genius of gas thought, of course, is not in danger.
  3. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 29 July 2020 11: 53
    Gas pipeline from Greece to Italy? YES YES? We are turning on the third energy package, and Gazprom has half of the capacity.
    The Poles have not yet begun to build a pipe from Norway, but have already run into it. They were forbidden to reserve 80% of the capacity from one supplier. Only 50%.
    Such is the squiggle that started hitting Gazprom's competitors.
    If TAP is really taken away from the third energy package, Gazprom will drag the European Commission in court - discrimination on the national. sign of racism.
    1. Magog Offline Magog
      Magog (Gog Magog) 29 July 2020 13: 36
      drags the European Commission on the courts

      The Hague, Stockholm, Brussels ... or Moscow's Basmanny? It's funny.
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 29 July 2020 19: 11
        Quote: Magog

        The Poles laughed when they restricted OPAL. Then they stopped laughing when they were warned that they would build half of the pipeline from Norway for "uncle".
        1. Magog Offline Magog
          Magog (Gog Magog) 29 July 2020 19: 30
          Let's see who will have the last laugh. By all means pumping gas into the geyrope was the idea of ​​the early 90s, for the sake of which in our country, in the RSFSR, the "regional group of deputies" essentially brought down the USSR. And this is the main goal of the so-called. "elite" still. Hence all of today's problems. How much can you offer them your gas supplies? If they don't want to, that's good. Gasification of Russia, of course, is an unworthy goal - we will, at any cost, punch through the European wall of misunderstanding the benefits of the GasPromov pipe ...