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Nabucco West and TAP pipelines go head to head

The Nabucco West Pipeline and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline are two possible routes to carry gas to Europe

The consortium developing Shah Deniz II has named the Nabucco West pipeline as one of two possible routes to carry gas production from the Caspian Sea field to Europe. The other is the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which was given the nod by the Shah Deniz partners in February. “Shah Deniz will make a final decision between these projects, and will conclude related gas sales agreements ahead of the Shah Deniz II final investment decision planned for mid 2013,” BP said. The BP-led consortium said on 28 June that Nabucco West – a smaller version of the original Nabucco pipeline – was preferred over South East Europe Pipeline (SEEP) project. In February, the consortium chose TAP as the rout

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