EU gets wake-up call as Gazprom eyes rival TAP pipeline

Gazprom has insisted that it would apply for access through the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline under an auction system giving equal access to any would-be supplier.

Gazprom has openly contested the ability of Shah Deniz – 2 consortium to fill up the gas pipeline and has volunteered to step in and cover shortfalls. This would seriously compromise the whole concept of the Southern Corridor and the TANAP-TAP route as a prime diversifier of gas supply for South Europe.

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