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  • US urges Azerbaijan to choose ‘smaller pipeline’

    News | Energy 17-11-2011

    A smaller, cheaper alternative to the EU-backed Nabucco pipeline could be the best choice to carry Caspian natural gas to Europe, though Nabucco retains US political support, Washington's special envoy for Eurasian energy said in Baku. 

  • CEO: Nabucco project does not fear recession

    Interview | Energy 16-11-2011

    In times of economic difficulties and fears of recession in Europe, overall energy demand will not increase, but the portfolio will change in favour of natural gas, Reinhard Mitschek, managing director Nabucco Gas Pipeline International, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

  • DEPA CEO: Greece-Bulgaria gas connector ‘ready in 2013’

    Interview | Energy 04-10-2011

    ITGI, the Turkey-Greece-Italy Interconnector, offers the quickest way to open up the Southern Gas corridor, and could pump Azeri gas into Bulgaria as soon as from 2013, Harry Sachinis, Chairman & CEO Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA), told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

  • TAP scores points in race for Southern Gas Corridor

    News | Energy 09-09-2011

    The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has submitted "99% of the applications needed for its construction," according to a company source, apparently establishing the project as a frontrunner in the race for Azeri gas ahead a 1 October deadline for the submission of transportation offers to the consortium exploiting the Shah Deniz II gas field.

  • South Stream’s Brussels promo tour falls flat

    News | Energy 26-05-2011

    Russian energy giant Gazprom held an event in Brussels yesterday (25 May) to promote its South Stream gas pipeline but failed to answer questions about the project, which is seen as a competitor to the EU's own Nabucco plan.

  • Bosnia joins TAP pipeline Balkan net

    News | Energy 08-04-2011

    The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and Bosnian system operator BH-Gas signed yesterday (7 April) an agreement paving the way for a future extension of the planned gas pipeline to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Who runs EU energy policies?

    Special Report | Policy Brief | Public Affairs 03-03-2011

    The EU is putting in place an ambitious energy policy in a bid to improve security of supplies and achieve bold CO2 reduction targets. But how does the EU decision-making process function on energy-related issues? And what is the role of the industry sector and interest groups?

  • TAP pipeline finds Western Balkan partner

    News | Energy 28-02-2011

    The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and Plinacro Ltd., a natural gas transmission system operator in Croatia, signed an agreement on Friday (25 February) providing for a future extension of the planned gas pipeline to Montenegro, Bosnia and Croatia.

  • EU pushes pipeline merger in Southern gas corridor

    News | Energy 18-02-2011

    EU officials are pushing for a merger of two strategic pipeline projects – Nabucco and its smaller Italian rival ITGI – to help secure gas supplies from Azerbaijan to Europe, according to news wire reports yesterday (17 February). The European Commission later confirmed it was encouraging projects in the 'Southern Gas Corridor' to cooperate.

  • Barroso tops Azeri gas deal with visa facilitation

    News | Justice & Home Affairs 14-01-2011

    On a visit to Azerbaijan yesterday (13 January), European Commission President José Manuel Barroso signed a deal expected to bring ten billion cubic metres of gas each year to Europe, promising in return "visa facilitation" for Azeri nationals.

  • Nabucco in ‘David vs. Goliath’ battle for Azeri gas

    News | Med & South 10-12-2010

    Pressure is growing on the Nabucco consortium to reveal its hand over its tender for Azeri gas. The winner, to be announced in April, will be master of Europe's Southern Gas Corridor, designed to bring gas from sources other than Russia.

  • Political pipelines ‘not cost-effective’

    News | Energy 24-11-2010

    Pipeline projects with a political design, such as the EU-favoured Nabucco pipeline and the Gazprom-sponsored South Stream, are expensive compared to similar projects based on cost effectiveness, Kjetil Tungland, managing director of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Pipeline director: Gas race will have a winner in April

    Interview | Energy 24-11-2010

    The gas pipeline consortium that wins a deal to buy 10 billion cubic metres of Azeri gas next April will become the backbone of the Southern Gas Corridor, Kjetil Tungland, managing director of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

  • EU’s Eastern initiative ‘not adequate’ for Azerbaijan

    News | Med & South 03-11-2010

    Araz Azimov, deputy foreign minister of Azerbaijan, said yesterday (2 November) that the Eastern Partnership, the EU's initiative for developing relations with its Eastern neigbours, was not adequate to address geopolitical challenges in the Caucasus.

  • Europe’s southern gas corridor: The great pipeline race

    Policy Brief | Med & South 11-10-2010

    Several pipeline projects are competing with one another to bring to life the southern gas corridor – a vague blueprint to supply Europe with gas from the Caspian and the Middle East. EURACTIV takes a look at the various European initiatives, including their common competitor: Russia's South Stream project.

  • Nabucco delayed as Azerbaijan talks drag on

    News | Energy 08-10-2010

    The final decision on investment in the Nabucco pipeline will definitely not be taken this year and has been  delayed until 2011 because gas supply talks with Azerbaijan are dragging on, an Austrian newspaper reported today (8 October).