30 December 2009
L’Agefi, a Swiss financial newspaper, published an article “At the heart of the gas war” describing the challenging situation in the Southern Gas Corridor and prospects of pipeline projects including Trans Adriatic Pipeline, Nabucco and South Stream.
15 December 2009
Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy of Albania, once again confirmed that his government fully supports the TAP project and called it one of the most important investment projects between Albani and Turkey.
3 December 2009
This week TAP held a press conference with key Italian media in Brindisi. The objective was to provide local stakeholders with an overview of the route refinement process.
1 December 2009
The European Commission has awarded the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project the final payment of a grant it applied for in 2005. This is the second time the TAP project has received payment of a grant from the European Union, following the successful submission of a number of studies. The first grant for TAP was approved in 2005 for the initial Feasibility Studies of the pipeline.
23 November 2009
The TAP project was amongst the sponsors of the Conference organized by the Institute of Energy for South-East Europe (IENE) in Athens on the 9-13th of November.
17 November 2009
Robert Klein, Managing Director for TAP responds to RWE’s press release issued on 16.11.2009, saying “TAP’s total pipeline length is 520km. In addition, TAP will use existing pipeline infrastructure to transport gas from wellhead to market. As a result and when calculated accurately, TAP’s tariff, as well as its total cost of transport, would be lower than a 3300km new build pipeline such as Nabucco.”
11 November 2009
As reported by the Italian media on 11 November 2009, Alfredo Mantica, the Italian Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, visited the Ministry of Petroleum & Energy in Norway on 11 November to discuss, among other things, the Southern Gas Corridor issues and pipeline projects such as the Trans Adriatic Pipeline.
5 November 2009
The recently formed Ministry of Energy, Environment & Climate Change in Greece issued a statement to the press on 4 November 2009, announcing that the Deputy Minister for Energy, Mr. Giannis Maniatis, had met representatives of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project. At the meeting, TAP updated Mr. Maniatis on the status and progress of the TAP project.
5 November 2009
The Swiss and Turkish governments made a joint statement on 5 November 2009 announcing that Turkey and Switzerland had signed a memorandum of understanding on the transfer of natural gas.
27 October 2009
TAP was one of the sponsors of this major event that took place in October in Athens, Greece. In addition, the event was attended by the TAP’s Commercial Department, which is responsible for obtaining all necessary authorizations and project financing, as well as for developing the commercial terms of gas transportation for the TAP project.
19 October 2009
We are pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of e-News, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) quarterly electronic newsletter.
15 October 2009
TAP started meetings with Italian agencies & authorities in the Apulia region to discuss the TAP project and preferred pipeline route proposal, which avoids Natura 2000 areas.
2 July 2009
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline project started route assesment survey in Albania on 1st of July, 2009. The goal of the survey is to determine an optimal routing for the future pipeline and to avoid problematic areas.
26 June 2009
On the 25th of June, Robert Klein presented TAP project at the “Developing European Gas Infrastructure” conference, organized by Platts in Brussels.
TAP project participated as a presenter and sponsor at the 16th Caspian Oil and Gas Conference in Baku on the 3-4th of June
5 June 2009
Robert Klein, Managing Director of the TAP project, explained advantages of the new transportation alternative in the Southern Gas Corridor.
15 April 2009
References made in articles on 14 April 2009, in the Greek media citing StatoilHydro’s apparent interest in the Poseidon project are incorrect.
Intergovernmental agreement between Albania and Italy: important milestone for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project achieved
12 March 2009
On 10th of March governments of Italy and Albania signed an agreement on energy cooperation promoting interconnection and integration of electric energy and natural gas systems in both countries.
16 February 2009
Board of Directors and management of the TAP project held official meetings with representatives of the Albanian government on 11th of February in Tirana.
22 January 2009
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline project is planning a seabed survey in the Adriatic Sea to start on the 26th of January to verify the route for the underwater section of the new gas pipeline. The offshore pipeline will have a diameter of 1.05 meter and a length of approximately 115 kilometres.