Pipelines, Storage & Power

Southern Gas Corridor tiptoes towards expansion

With the first phase of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline on schedule for completion in 2020, the development company is planning a market test in 2019 for an expansion project With the first phase of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline on schedule for completion in 2020, the development company is planning a market test in 2019 for an expansion project.
By Silvia Favasuli 9 November 2018 0 33249
Work on the TAP pipeline in Albania Construction work on the TAP pipeline in Albania. (TAP)

The coming months will reveal the full extent of Azerbaijan’s ambitions as a gas supplier to Europe.

Azerbaijan – through its NOC, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) – has already committed to send 10 billion cubic metres per year of Caspian gas along the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) into Europe as soon as the pipeline infrastructure is finished. Work is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

Beyond that, the picture is less clear. The development company for the Trans-Adriatic...