Pipelines, Storage & Power

Rosneft may tie in Kurdistan pipeline to TANAP

Rosneft has several export options for its planned Iraqi Kurdistan gas pipeline, but a tie-in with TANAP may be its best bet Rosneft has several export options for its planned Iraqi Kurdistan gas pipeline, but a tie-in with TANAP may be its best bet.
By Verity Ratcliffe 26 June 2018 0 31463
The inauguration ceremony for the TANAP pipeline. (PA)

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. 

Rosneft is...