Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project represents a key contribution to the goal of energy diversification, the US ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt told the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.
TAP, first of all, is a real project and unlike some of other pipes, TAP is really happening, he said.
“You can see the pipe being laid and the construction underway,” Pyatt added.
“It is the first new infrastructure for energy anywhere in Europe, specifically constructed to carry non-Russian gas,” said the ambassador. “So it represents a key contribution to that goal of energy diversification. And it generates employment and income for Greece.”
TAP is a part of the Southern Gas Corridor which is one of the priority energy projects for the EU.
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 870-kilometer pipeline will be connected to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) on the Turkish-Greek border, run through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy's south.