Russia’s Gazprom company is discussing the possibility of using Poseidon and Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to export gas to Europe, the company’s deputy CEO Alexander Medvedev said.
He made the remarks during the European Gas Conference in Vienna Jan.24, Reuters reported. TAP is a part of the Southern Gas Corridor which is one of the priority energy projects for the EU. TAP project envisages transportation of gas from the Stage 2 of development of Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas and condensate field to the EU countries.
The pipeline will be connected to the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) on the Turkish-Greek border, run through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy’s south. Poseidon is the project for construction of offshore part of ITGI gas pipeline which will run through the bottom of the Ionian Sea and connect the gas transport systems of Greece and Italy.