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TANAP doesn’t think Turkish Stream is its competitor

Turkish Stream is not a rival to the project of the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP). This was stated by head of the TANAP consortium Saltuk Duzyol.

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Europe does not need "Nord Stream - 2". The European Commission acts against "Gazprom".

Life magazine was able to get acquainted with the preliminary decision of the European Commission on the long-suffering project of the expansion of the gas pipeline "Nord Stream".

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"Gazprom" confirms the Bulgarian version of the route of the gas pipeline Russia – Greece.

The input of the planned pipeline on the Black Sea shore in Bulgaria was really regarded as one of the options, but the European partners make the selection and approval of the route, the deputy chairman of "Gazprom" Aleksander Medvedev informs.
On Thursday, the presidential aide Yuri Ushakov stated that the new gas pipeline from Russia to Greece could pass through Bulgaria. In February "Gazprom", the Italian Edison and the Greek DEPA signed a memorandum on deliveries of Russian gas under the Black Sea through third countries to Greece and from Greece to Italy.

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Gazprom may lose gas market share in Europe due to the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline.

Gazprom may lose almost half of its share of the Italian gas market due to the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which on the eve of the start of building Europe, writes "Gazeta.ru,".
The publication states that TAP will allow the supply of up to 10 billion cubic meters to the south of the EU, especially in Italy, from Azerbaijan. Thus, the Europeans are trying to diversify their sources of gas supplies.

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"Southern Gas Corridor" can be built ahead of schedule.

The delay of the "Southern Gas Corridor" construction was absolutely unacceptable at the current level of gas prices, but the project was being implemented according to schedule and would probably be completed a little earlier than expected, the vice-president of the European Commission's Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič stated at a conference in Brussels.

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Turkey has its eye on the gas,looking for alternatives to Gazprom.

Ankara thinks about alternatives to "Gazprom".
The acute political crisis between Moscow and Ankara has led to the fact that Turkey - the latter growing market of "Gazprom" - followed the example of Europe and began to look for an alternative to Russian gas. Ankara wants to speed up the preparation of new volumes from Azerbaijan to build a pipeline from Kurdistan and thinks about procurement of additional LNG from Qatar. Qatar seems the most realistic option, but according to market participants, the additional purchase of liquefied natural gas for political reasons would lead to financial losses.

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The stopper in the relations between Turkey and Russia - what Azerbaijan gets?

The fate of the "Turkish stream" depends on the results of the parliamentary elections in Turkey. However, according to political analysts, now the party of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has little chance of getting a parliamentary majority, and this makes the fate of the "Turkish stream" unpredictable, Gazeta.ru writes.
Agreement with Turkey on gas pipeline "Turkish Stream" was stored, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Wednesday. He recalled that the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Moscow on September 23 confirmed the loyalty of past decisions.

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Expert: fate of TAP and TANAP depends on Russia

​The fate of TAP and TANAP gas pipelines on the gas shipment to Turkey and Europe depends on the situation in Turkey and Syria, ex-delegate of Serbia, D. Mirovich, said.
Low oil prices which aim at the weakening of the economy of Russia can’t stay for a long time – more than a year or two, he said.
“Despite of all actions, it hasn’t happened, and it is problematic for the West to acknowledge such a situation. Russia has stayed the hardest strike on its economy and it becomes clear the oil weapon – oil price fall – which was crucial for the USSR doesn’t have the same success against the modern Russia. In this sense the economic union of Russia and China leads to serious changes in the world, the strength of which can’t be predicted in full”, Mirovich said.

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In autumn, Balkan states meet to agree on the continuation of Turkish Stream in Europe

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia and Greece may sign a memorandum on construction of a gas pipeline from Turkey to Austria in autumn, one of the project participants told the Vedomosti. The meeting is expected to be held in September, it is planned to make a decision on the preparation of a feasibility study, a representative of the Hungarian gas company FGSZ, which will be responsible for the pipe in the territory of Hungary, confirmed. The gas pipeline was named Tesla, the first meeting of the working group for the project was held on June 25th, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary reported.
The project has been submitted to the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) to obtain the status of a project of public interest. A representative of ENTSOG confirmed this. However, the project hasn’t yet got the corresponding status, ENTSOG notes.

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Statoil sells stake in TAP.

The Norwegian company Statoil intends to sell its 20-percent stake in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).
Day.Az reports with reference to Trend that the head of SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) Rovnag Abdullayev stated this in an interview to the ANS TV channel.

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