Russia can use Trans Adriatic Pipeline: A senior adviser to the EC’s Energy Directorate General yesterday insisted that R u had the same right to deliver gas to Europe via the Trans Adriatic Pipeline as anybody else, even if its supplies arrived from the Turkish Stream rather than the South Stream route. It doesn’t matter who the shipper is, and we don’t care if it is Russian gas, Libyan gas or Azerbaijani gas,” Brendan Devlin told a conference on “post-South Stream” that was organised by the Martens Centre for European Studies. He also predicted that only than one of the two possible pipelines into South East Europe would end up being built because the markets were “too small”. However, he went on to suggest that it would be a long time before Russia could complete the Turkish Stream pipeline which would hand the competitive advantage to Azerbaijan as it should be in a position to deliver gas from its Caspian Sea Shah Deniz offshore field into TAP via the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) by 2018.
Brendan Devlin, Advisor in Directorate General for Energy