John Kerry hails strategic importance of TAP

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Baku, October 2, AZERTAC

US Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted the strategic importance of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and the Interconnector Greece Bulgaria (IGB) at a half-hour meeting with recently re-elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, according to

TAP will start near Kipoi on the border of Turkey and Greece, where it will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP).

From there, TAP will continue onshore, crossing the entire territory of Northern Greece, its longest stretch, then onwards east to west through Albania to the Adriatic coast.

The offshore section of the pipeline will begin near the Albanian city of Fier and it will traverse the Adriatic Sea to tie into Italy's gas transportation network in Southern Italy.

TAP will be 878 kilometres in length (Greece 550 km; Albania 215 km; Adriatic Sea 105 km; Italy 8 km). Its highest point will be 1,800 metres in Albania's mountains, while its lowest will be 820 metres beneath the sea.

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