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TAP says 95% of gas pipeline route in Albania, Greece now cleared

TAP says 95% of gas pipeline route in Albania, Greece now cleared TAP construction; Source: TAP AG

TIRANA (Albania), May 11 (SeeNews) – The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) consortium said it has cleared 95% of the route of the gas pipeline project in Albania and Greece.

Around 725 km out of 765 km of the TAP route in Albania and Greece are now cleared, the consortium said in a Twitter post earlier this week.

The implementation of the project and the opening of the Southern Gas Corridor will be a historical step towards achieving greater energy security and diversification of natural gas supplies to Europe, TAP said.

Connecting with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at Greece's border with Turkey, TAP will stretch across northern Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea before reaching Italy's coast where it will connect to the Italian natural gas network.

TAP is part of the Southern Gas Corridor, which also comprises the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) crossing Azerbaijan and Georgia, and TANAP.

The shareholders of TAP are BP, Azerbaijan’s state company Socar and Italy’s Snam with 20% each, Belgium’s Fluxys with 19%, Spain’s Enagas with 16% and Swiss-based Axpo with 5%.

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