Pipelines, Storage & Power

Italian politics casts shadow over TAP

The success of M5S in Italy’s recent elections could spell trouble for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline even if the party stops short of blocking its construction The success of M5S in Italy’s recent elections could spell trouble for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline even if the party stops short of blocking its construction.
By Silvia Favasuli 13 March 2018 0 29983
M5S leader Luigi Di Maio addresses journalists after Italy’s election. (PA)

Recent protests at the onshore construction site for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Italy have delayed the works schedule, and the country’s uncertain political climate could mean further hold-ups.  

Protests and regulatory hurdles imposed by the municipality of Melendugno in Puglia have forced project developer TAP AG to delay the construction of a jacking station at San Foca. 

The facility is now due to be completed by the end of March, one month later than previously scheduled. Nevertheless, a TAP spokesperson said the pipeline...