TAP gas pipe­line can gauge cus­tomer in­ter­est

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The Trans Adri­atic Pipe­line (TAP) that will take gas from Azer­bai­jan to Europe is in a po­si­tion to of­fer ca­pac­ity on the line via so­called “open sea­sons” to gauge in­ter­est among po­ten­tial cus­tomers, se­nior TAP ex­ec­u­tives said yes­ter­day. The 870-kilo­me­ter pipe­line will link Azer­bai­jan’s Shah Deniz II field with Italy, cross­ing through Ge­or­gia, Tur­key, Greece, Al­ba­nia and the Adri­atic Sea. It is the largest at­tempt so far to bring new sup­ply sources to Euro­pean con­sumers. “We have pre­pared the ground for 200 km out of a to­tal of 550 km that the Greek sec­tion will run,” Rikard Scoufias, TAP’s coun­try man­ager for Greece, said on the side­lines of the Athens En­ergy Fo­rum. “We are on track.” TAP can of­fer ca­pac­ity via “open sea­sons” in line with Euro­pean leg­is­la­tion, its com­mer­cial and ex­ter­nal af­fairs di­rec­tor Ul­rike Andres said. The aim is

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