Nabucoo Project Open for Transportation from Caspian and Central Asia: OMV Official
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend A.Badalova / Nabucco Gas Pipeline company is open for the transportation of gas from all countries of the Caspian and Central Asian region to Europe, Christian Dolezal, the Austrian OMV company's representative for international projects and Nabucco, said over an e-mail interview for Trend on 7 December.
"Obviously, we will invite all cargo suppliers in the region for the gas transportation via our pipeline," Dolezal said.
Gas will be supplied via this pipeline from Azerbaijan and the Central Asia to the European countries. Gas can be supplied from the Central Asia to Nabucco via the future Trans-Caspian gas pipeline, to be built through the Caspian ground.
Moldova is also interested in the Nabucco gas pipeline. The European Commission is prepared to consider the opportunities for participating of this country in the project. During the meeting with the President of Moldova, the European Commissar on Energy, Andris Piebalgs informed on the appointment of a coordinator on this project, who can pay visits to Moldova to discuss the issue on this country's joining to the project, RBK reports.
Nabucco's position on Moldova's inclusion to the project remains unknown, because Nabucco Gas Pipeline does not hold information in this respect, Dolezala said.
The 4.000km-long Nabucco gas pipeline will ensure gas delivery via the Mediterranean and Caspian Sea to Europe via Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tbilisi, Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Austria. Operation of the gas pipeline will commence in 2011. The project is estimated at €5bln. Nabucco is developed by the companies of OMV, MOL ( Hungary), Botas ( Turkey), Bulgargaz ( Bulgaria) and Transgaz ( Romania).