If Rosneft links its planned Iraqi Kurdistan gas pipeline to the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), which is now operational, it could be beneficial for all sides.
It would be an attractive option for the Russian company as it would offer access to Europe’s gas buyers. But a tie-in may also appeal to the companies behind TANAP, especially if they are looking for a way to make the pipeline exempt from EU third-party access (TPA) rules in the future.
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