BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.31
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Azerbaijani gas flows to Europe via the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) are expected to reach 10 billion cubic meters in 2022, Trend reports with reference to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
“Azerbaijani gas production rose by close to 20 percent year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2021. Pipeline deliveries to Turkey fell by almost 30 percent, more than compensated by exports to the rest of Europe via the TAP pipeline, which rose to over 8 billion cubic meters,” reads the IEA report.
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG confirmed on Dec. 31 the commencement of gas flows from Azerbaijan. The first gas has reached Greece and Bulgaria, via the Nea Mesimvria interconnection point with DESFA, as well as Italy, via the Melendugno interconnection point with SNAM Rete Gas (SRG).
TAP transports natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe. The 878 km long pipeline connects with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border in Kipoi, crosses Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.
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