Statoil will seinen Anteil verkaufen, denn Real kann man kein Gas über Italien nach Europa bringen und dann die Super Aserbeischanische Mafia, wo jedes Wort über Menschenrechte, Demokratie ein Schimpfwort ist. Statoil ist auch an dem Aserbeischanischen Gas Feld beteiligt, was das Ganze in einem merkwürdigem Licht erscheinen lässt.
Rote Karte für die EU und Aserbeischanischen Mafia, welche Super auch mit Kaviar bei jedem Besuch die EU und OSCE Verbrecher schmiert.
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the most western part of the Southern Gas Corridor, a pipeline project to bring gas from Azerbaijan to Europe is promoted by the European Commission as a strategic asset for Europe’s energy security. A July visit to over 30 Albanian villages revealed the high level of dissatisfaction and confusion for people impacted by the construction of TAP. “We have no other option” was the most common way locals expressed their perception of the project and the ongoing resettlement process.
Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Montenegro, Azerbaijan Sign Southern Gas Corridor Pact
Azerbaijan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding on the development of the so called Southern Gas Corridor, Zagreb-based state-run broadcaster HRT reported.
Also on Tuesday, the Shah Deniz consortium announced the final investment decision (FID) for the second stage development of the Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.
The FID triggers plans to expand the South Caucasus Pipeline through Azerbaijan and Georgia, to build the Trans Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP) across Turkey and to build the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) across Greece, Albania and into Italy. Together these projects, as well as gas transmission infrastructure to Bulgaria, will create a new Southern Gas Corridor to Europe, the Shah Deniz consortium said.
The Shah Deniz co-venturers are: BP, operator (28.8%), SOCAR (16.7%), Statoil (15.5%), Total (10%), Lukoil (10%), NICO (10%) and TPAO (9.0%).
The TANAP partners are expected to be: SOCAR, operator (68%), BOTAS (20%) and BP (12%) following the purchase of TANAP interests by BOTAS and BP that are expected to be completed in 2014.
The TAP partners are: SOCAR (20%), BP (20%), Statoil (20%), Fluxys (16%), Total (10%), E.ON (9.0%) and Axpo (5.0%).
In June, the Croatian foreign ministry said the countries participating in the TAP project as well as in the initiative for the Ionian Adriatic Pipeline would like, in cooperation with Azerbaijan, to enable the supply of Caspian and Azerbaijani gas to Europe and to connect TAP and IAP which would enable the gas supply to run from Greece to Albania and Italy and from Albania to the east coast of the Adriatic.
IAP is a proposed natural gas pipeline in the Western Balkans. It would run from Fier, in Albania, though Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, to Split in Croatia.
Following the announcement of the FID on Shah Deniz II, TAP said its shareholders confirmed that they have passed the Resolution to Construct on the development and construction of the project.
TAP will transport natural gas from Shah Deniz II to Europe along an approximately 870 kilometer long pipeline that will connect with TANAP near the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy. TAP’s routing can facilitate gas supply to several South Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and others.http://www.iene.eu/croatia-bosnia-albania-montenegro-azerbaijan-sign-southern-gas-corridor-pact-p150.html
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:09am EDT
UPDATE 1-Statoil to leave TAP gas pipeline project – Azerbaijan’s SOCAR
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Norway’s Statoil is to sell its 20-percent stake in the Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP) project that will carry gas from Azerbaijan to Europe, the president of Azeri state energy firm SOCAR said.
„Statoil has decided to leave the TAP project completely, and there is a company which is ready to buy its stake,“ Rovnag Abdullayev told Azeri ANS TV late on Friday.
„Several companies have expressed an interest in buying Statoil’s stake, and it would be better if several companies would buy it,“ he added.
Statoil did not comment on the news.
„We generally do not comment on speculations on adjustments to our portfolio,“ Statoil’s spokesman told Reuters.
The TAP pipeline is a part of project that is designed to transport 16 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz II field in the Caspian Sea, one of the world’s largest gas fields, by the end of the decade.
The 870 kilometre (545 mile) pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) near the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before reaching southern Italy.
Statoil has already sold its shares in Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas field as well as the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) to SOCAR, BP and Malaysia’s Petronas.
Italian gas infrastructure company Snam said last month that it could take a stake of up to 20 percent in the TAP project that is designed to reduce Europe’s reliance on Russian gas.
CEO Carlo Malacarne said that as gas buyers are signing binding, long-term ship-or-pay contracts for the Azeri gas, the transmission revenue is guaranteed and this opened the way for regulated infrastructure players like Snam to enter the project.
With an ownership structure heavily influenced by Azerbaijan, the European Commission’s flagship energy project may end up being a costly piece of infrastructure that does not increase Europe’s energy security but offers a tool for political leverage to the authoritarian Aliyev regime.