European gas supply security remains uncertain after pipeline route selection

Azerbaijan’s newly discovered conventional gas fields reserves available for production by 2020
Azerbaijan’s newly discovered conventional gas fields reserves available for production by 2020

This is the final part in our series on the implications of the choice of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) by the Shah Deniz Consortium over its rival Nabucco-West for Europe’s gas supply security. It analyses the winners and losers, other possible supply and diversification options for Central and Southeastern Europe and whether Nabucco-West has any future.

<i>The biggest winners from TAP’s selection in Europe are Greece, Albania and Italy. But the Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline project, the Western Balkan Gas Ring and a web of bi-lateral reverse flow gas interconnectors may also enhance the gas supply security of Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary. The strategic importance of the bi-la...

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