TAP system submits preliminary EIA to Greek ministry

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has submitted a preliminary environmental impact assessment to the Greek Ministry of Environment. This application is an addition to the scoping documents that TAP submitted earlier this year in preparation for its full environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA). TAP has also decided to carry out its impact assessment in accordance with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s more-stringent environmental guidelines, in addition to meeting all Greek requirements.

The preliminary EIA gives further detail on TAP’s routing, as well as evaluating alternative routes analyzed by the TAP team, including more information, for example, on modeling of the preliminary air emissions and on the previously undeveloped sections along the pipeline route.

TAP began its ESIA process in Italy earlier this year (OGJ Online, May 16, 2011). The company anticipates submitting the full ESIA to Italian authorities in this year’s fourth quarter, with official approval anticipated for fourth-quarter 2012.

TAP will extend roughly 800 km, beginning near the Greek-Turkish border (Komotini), crossing Albania and the Adriatic Sea, and connecting with the Italian natural gas distribution system near San Foca, Italy, at a capacity of up to 20 billion cu m/year of natural gas. TAP says the pipeline will be operational in time for first gas from Shah Deniz II in 2017.

Contact Christopher E. Smith at chriss@ogjonline.com.

Related Articles

NGSA asks Congress to pass bills facilitating LNG exports

03/27/2014 The Natural Gas Supply Association called on Congress to support legislation that would facilitate more LNG exports. “Exporting LNG overseas will h...

US, European energy leaders to discuss gas diversification measures

03/27/2014 Top US government energy officials and their counterparts from other G7 nations will meet early next week to discuss reducing Europe’s heavy relian...

Santos buys gas reserves for Queensland LNG plant

03/27/2014 The WestSide Corp.-Mitsui joint venture has been let a contract to supply gas to the Santos Ltd.-led Gladstone LNG project for 20 years beginning i...

Total, CNOOC sign LNG cooperation agreement

03/26/2014 Total SA and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) have reached an LNG cooperation agreement that will expand upon the companies’ existing 15-y...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected