Energy in Turkey
Macedonian industry is not in danger of suffering from a shortage of gas as a result of the halt to construction of the South Stream pipeline in the region, experts say.
The pipeline, set to transport Russian gas through the Black Sea to Bulgaria and then to Italy and Austria, transiting several Balkan countries, is facing difficulties.
Albania’s inter-institutional commission for cooperation with the TAP pipeline on Monday said Albpetrol had launched a bid in the first booking phase for the pipeline on May 14.
The TAP AG, the consortium that controls implementation of Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project, is expected to review the application.
The Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) that will carry Azeri gas to Turkey will be shielded and monitored with high-technology lasers, sensors and cameras against potential threats he Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), a $12 billion investment that is projected to carry Azerbaijani gas to western Turkey, will be constantly monitored and protected via high-tech methods, accor
The South Stream pipeline will reach Bulgaria's coast in December 2015, said Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller, quoted by ITAR-TASS.
The first gas deliveries for Bulgaria, according to him, are also expected then.
“There is no doubt that South Stream everywhere gained the status of a priority national project,” Miller told the Rossiya 1 Russian national channel.
BELGRADE - The construction of the South Stream pipeline will be realised strictly according to the plans, the Gazprom Information Department stated.
The main part of the pipeline construction in the territory of Bulgaria and Serbia will begin in summer 2014, Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said as reported by the Voice of Russia.
South Stream gas pipeline is not considered priority for the EU, press secretary of the EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger, Sabine Berger, said on Saturday.
“As for organization of negotiations on South Stream, over discussing the project we, surely, should consider the general context of the relations between Russia and the EU,” she told Itar-Tass.