Gas from Azerbaijan will use Tap pipeline

The BP-led group developing Azerbaijan's vast gas reserves has chosen the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (Tap) via Greece to link to Europe, defeating the Nabucco West consortium, which had backed a route to Austria.

The project reflects a European Union push for alternatives to Russian gas imports, and is expected to start flowing in 2019. Tap is fronted by Norway's Statoil, Switzerland's Axpo and E.ON Ruhrgas of Germany.

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