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BP Group chief Robert Dudley: TAP is very important project

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Baku, January 22, AZERTAC

BP Group Chief Executive and BP Director Bob Dudley on Thursday highlighted the significance of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project in his statement to the ANA-MPA from Davos, following a meeting with Minister of State Nikos Pappas, describing it as the largest infrastructure pipe project in the world that BP was currently aware of.

Mr. Dudley said "We’ll be laying pipe for this very, very important southern corridor project, this year, and the project will be on stream in a couple of years but we’ve signed agreements with Greek companies on the construction and purchase of the pipes. I’m very pleased with the help and the mutual recognition of the importance of the project in Greece and actually for all of Europe and the very, very significant investment”.

The 870 km long pipeline is the largest infrastructure pipe project in the world, the production of gas by Azerbaijan (Shahdeniz-2) through Georgia into Turkey and then into Greece and then across Albania into Italy. The BP director said: “I think I would like to add that this is a great example of the business-minded support of the Greek government for inward investment into Greece and BP is very happy to be a part of this project, and I am very comfortable with the alignment on this important European project."

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