Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project is of the highest priority for Europe, said Montenegro’s Economy Minister Dragica Sekulic.
Sekulic made the remarks at a press conference on the results of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) Advisory Council’s Third Ministerial Meeting in Baku Feb. 23.
“We are united together to work hard on the implementation of this project,” she added.
TAP is a part of the Southern Gas Corridor which is one of the priority energy projects for the European Union.
TAP project envisages transportation of gas from the Stage 2 of development of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz gas and condensate field to the EU countries.
The pipeline will be connected 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.
TAP will be 878 kilometers in length (Greece 550 km, Albania 215 km, Adriatic Sea 105 km, and Italy 8 km). Its highest point will be 1,800 meters in Albania’s mountains, while its lowest point will be 820 meters beneath the sea.
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