Sefcovic says invited to Italy for talks on TAP
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic will visit Italy for talks on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project.
Sefcovic made this announcement during a press conference held after the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) Advisory Council Third Ministerial Meeting in Baku Feb. 23.
Sefcovic said he sent a letter to the governor of Italy's Puglia region and was invited to Italy to talk on the project.
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.
TAP 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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