Greece started to receive natural gas from Azerbaijan, as the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is ready, the director of the national natural gas company DEPA, Konstantinos Xifaras, told DPA on Thursday.
”The start of deliveries is a turning point,” said Konstantinos Xifaras.
Earlier, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov also announced that Bulgaria had begun receiving Azerbaijani natural gas from the Caspian Sea, an important step towards diversifying energy supplies.
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is the first non-Russian pipeline to supply Europe after the Medgaz connection. In 2011 began delivering gas from Algeria to Spain.
The $ 40 billion project, which stretches for 3,500 kilometers and connects the Shah Deniz II field in the Caspian Sea and Italy, passing through Georgia, Turkey, Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea.
With a length of 870 kilometers, the Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP) will be the last section of this corridor and will allow the transport of natural gas from Turkey to Italy, via Greece and Albania.