Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom will find it hard to avoid TPA rules for Turkish Stream 2 – Borchardt

The Russian company will have to apply for a specific route before the European Commission will consider exemption from TPA rules.
By Staff reporter 17 May 2018 0 30909

Gazprom will find it difficult to satisfy the criteria needed to obtain an exemption from the EU’s third-party access (TPA) rules on routes to connect the Turkish Stream 2 pipeline to the European market, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, the European Commission’s director general for energy, said on the sidelines of the Flame conference in Amsterdam on Thursday.

"It is clear that, for the pipelines that are currently discussed, it would be very difficult to obtain an exemption," Borchardt said. Gazprom would have to apply for an exemption from...