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2012 Lajmet


TAP granted status of “National Importance” in Albania

24 dhjetor 2012

This clears the way for the drafting of the National Sectorial Plan for the TAP Project. The drafting of this document will be led by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy. Upon obtaining this status, the 500 meter wide corridor of the TAP project is declared a “national area”.

Greece and TAP begin Host Government Agreement talks

19 dhjetor 2012

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and the Greek government today formally initiated the process to conclude the Host Government Agreement that will govern the group’s investment. At 1.5 billion Euros, this is expected to be the single largest current Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Greece.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline plans offshore surveys in the Adriatic Sea

19 dhjetor 2012

TAP plans to start offshore surveys in the Adriatic Sea this winter. The goal is to collect additional data and samples to identify optimal offshore routing.

TAP hires Senior Regional Stakeholder Advisor for Italy – Professor Ernesto Somma

18 dhjetor 2012

TAP has hired Professor Ernesto Somma as Senior Regional Stakeholder Advisor to work in Puglia for the TAP project to work closely with the Local Authorities in the region of Puglia and focus on strengthening the awareness and understanding of the TAP project.

Italian Ministry of Environment grants TAP additional nine months to submit ESIA application

17 dhjetor 2012

TAP has agreed with the Italian Ministry of Environment to extend the suspension of its Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) application in Italy for an additional nine months - until September 2013.

Gazsjellësi Trans Adriatik do të diskutojë vlerësimin e ndikimit të tij në mjedis dhe social (VNMS) me komunitetet vendore në Shqipëri

21 nëntor 2012

Si pjesë e veprimtarive të tij, për angazhimin e palëve të interesuara, TAP-i po bën publik përmbajtjen e raportit të VNMS-së për komunitetet vendore në Shqipëri. Banorët e zonave që mund të preken nga gazsjellësi janë të ftuar të japin mendimet dhe komentet e tyre, të cilat do të përfshihen në hartimin e projektit.

New website to improve dialogue with the residents in Lecce province in Italy

19 nëntor 2012 - TAP project information, development updates and sharing possibilities

TAP sponsors Albanian Gas Market Development Symposium in Tirana

12 nëntor 2012

Highlighting opportunities for Albanian gasification. Live video streaming of the event.

TAP strengthens its Italian team Giampaolo Russo appointed as Country Manager

8 tetor 2012

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has today strengthened its team in Italy with the appointment of Giampaolo Russo, who takes position as TAP Italy’s Country Manager, effective 15 October 2012. Paul Pasteris, will continue to work for TAP and to develop the project in Italy.

From EGL to Axpo Trading & Sales

1 tetor 2012

TAP's shareholder EGL will operate under Axpo brand

Italy, Greece, Albania confirm political support for TAP with signing of MoU

28 shtator 2012

This is another great step forward for the project and is testament to TAP’s commercial and technical strengths and the significant benefits that it will bring to these countries.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline prepares for Italian surveys along the proposed pipeline route

Trans Adriatic Pipeline prepares for Italian surveys along the proposed pipeline route

17 shtator 2012

Baar, Switzerland. TAP will restart its technical works in Italy when it carries out a number of onshore and offshore surveys in the area around San Foca, starting during the month of September. The project team aims to investigate the subsurface conditions of the planned micro-tunnel and pipeline route, and will assess background noise levels in the area.

TAP welcomes Greek cooperation to ensure project success

4 shtator 2012

Greece’s Foreign Minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, expressed the Greek government’s commitment to realizing the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) as the southern gas transport route into Europe at a meeting today.

Shah Deniz partners BP, SOCAR and TOTAL commit to funding for TAP

9 gusht 2012

Funding agreement includes option for equity stakes in the project.

TAP on selection of the second export route option to Europe by Shah Deniz

28 qershor 2012

This now clears the way for the ultimate decision between TAP and Nabucco West. TAP remains the most advanced of the two projects, especially in terms of financing and permitting.

TAP welcomes agreement on Trans Anatolian gas pipeline

27 qershor 2012

Azerbaijan and Turkey signed IGA on TANAP yesterday

TAP launches market test

15 qershor 2012

The Trans Adriatic Pipieline AG (TAP) is today launching an “Expression of Interest”, which is a first, non-binding phase of the market test.

TAP welcomes Minister Passera’s pledge to attract foreign investment for major infrastructure projects

5 qershor 2012

Being 100% privately funded, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline fully meets Italy’s requirement for infrastructure projects that don’t require public funds.

BP committed to working with Italian, Greek and Albanian governments to make TAP a success

25 maj 2012

BP, the operator of the Shah Deniz natural gas field in Azerbaijan, expressed its commitment to developing TAP as the southern gas transportation route into Europe.

Caspian gas for Europe: Trans Adriatic Pipeline and Shah Deniz on delivering different parts of the Southern Gas Corridor

25 prill 2012

Kjetil Tungland, Managing Director of TAP, and Al Cook, BP’s Vice President for Shah Deniz Development, talk about why the Southern Gas Corridor is important and the contrasting challenges they face in delivering different parts of the multi-billion dollar project.

TAP submits Italian Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

21 mars 2012

TAP has officially submitted its ESIA to the Ministry of Environment in Italy.

TAP starts seabed survey north of Vlore in south-eastern Albania

23 shkurt 2012

The purpose is to collect samples of the seabed soil near the Albanian coast.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline selected by Shah Deniz as the priority route to Italy

21 shkurt 2012

TAP remains a strong contender to win the bid to transport Shah Deniz II gas to Europe.

TAP organizes townhall meeting in Melendugno, Italy, on the 16th of February

8 shkurt 2012

You can now ask questions or leave a comment prior to the discussion at the public meeting

Severe weather in Europe highlights urgent importance of finding a solution to bring Caspian gas to SEE

6 shkurt 2012

Statement by Kjetil Tungland, Managing Director, TAP

TAP undertakes seabed survey near San Foca, Lecce, in Italy

25 janar 2012

The goal of the investigation is to further refine the routing of the proposed pipeline, given the planned landfall location on the coast between San Foca and Torre Specchia Ruggeri in the municipality of Melendugno (Lecce).

Progress with TAP's access rights to the Greek National Natural Gas System

16 janar 2012

Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) in Greece included TAP into the User Registry of the National Natural Gas System

New Year´s Message from Kjetil Tungland, Managing Director of TAP

12 janar 2012

"We have demonstrated categorically that our project is the most viable"