Europe Opts for Gas Pipeline Running from Azerbaijan to S. Italy

A European consortium aiming to build a natural gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to Western Europe has rejected a costlier, longer version called Nabucco in favor of the more modest Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project.

The Austrian-led consortium seeking to supply natural gas to power-hungry Western Europe says it has chosen the proposed Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, which will run about 800 kilometers through Turkey, Greece and Albania, crossing the Adriatic Sea and ending in southern Italy.

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