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TAP will increase the EU's energy supply diversification,
Azernews reports per Alexandra Sdoukou, Secretary-General for
Energy and Mineral Resources at the Greek Ministry for the
Environment and Energy.
'It also serves as a backbone pipeline facilitating the
development of a connected network infrastructure. I would like to
emphasize our support for TAP's efforts to double capacity,' she
said at the ministerial meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor
Advisory Council in Baku on February 3.
She further opined that a boost in TAP capacity could help other
South-Eastern European markets.
Sdoukou predicts that Greece could obtain an additional 1bn cu.
m. of gas from Azerbaijan soon.
TAP is crucial in ensuring dependable access to a fresh supply
of natural gas and is significant both strategically and
economically for Europe. It also significantly contributes to
Europe's efforts to increase supply diversity, increase energy
security, and reduce carbon emissions.
Moldova and Ukraine will be able to receive secure supplies from
a number of sources thanks to the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria
(IGB), which links Bulgaria with the Southern Gas Corridor.
Bulgaria will receive 1bn cu. m. of Azerbaijani gas annually via
the pipeline. It has a 3bn cu. m. annual capacity with the
potential to increase to 5bn cu. m.
The IGB's inaugural ceremony took place in Bulgaria on October
1, 2022, while the opening ceremony took place in Greece's Komotini
on July 8, 2022.
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