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BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.10. Since the beginning
of commercial operations, on 31 December 2020, until now, the Trans
Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has transported 18.5 billion cubic meters
of gas, of which almost 16 billion went to in Italy alone, Luca
Schieppati, TAP managing director, told Sole 24 Ore, trend reports.
“As of 2022, TAP is expected to bring almost 10 billion cubic
meters to Italy, 3 billion cubic meters more than 7 billion cubic
meters in 2021,” he noted.
Schieppati went on to add that 25-28 million cubic meters of gas
per day was delivered via TAP in the last few months at the
reception terminal of Melendugno, in Puglia.
As the European section of the Southern Gas Corridor, TAP has
the capacity to transport approximately 10 billion cubic meters of
gas per annum (bcm/a) to several markets in Europe. The pipeline is
also designed with the potential to expand its throughput capacity
up to 20 bcm/a.
TAP is strategically and economically important to Europe and
essential in providing reliable access to a new source of natural
gas. TAP plays a significant role in boosting Europe's energy
security, supply diversification, as well as decarbonisation
TAP's shareholding is comprised of bp (20 percent), SOCAR (20
percent), Snam (20 percent), Fluxys (19 percent), Enagás (16
percent) and Axpo (5 percent).
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