The project of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is to provide natural gas to southern Europe with a 8km pipe.The European Commission’s initiative aims to guarantee energy to EU and reducing dependence on Russia and Gazprom to prevent energy crises like the one experienced in 2009, as a result of cuts in gas supplies because of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. But an olive grove in Puglia region is the scene of a battle between police and demonstrators who oppose the construction of the gas pipeline.
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said in a statement on March 29 that the company aims to finish construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline by the end of 2019, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency and Russia’s TASS have reported. Gazprom plans to start laying Turkish Stream undersea pipes in the second half of this year, according to the statement. It has also set up a branch of South Stream Transport B.V. in Istanbul to coordinate work on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project in Turkey, Miller told reporters. The drilling of the first section of the micro tunnel has been completed on the Russian stretch. The second micro tunnel is 98.5 percent ready.
Gazprom’s CEO, Alexei Miller, affirmed that the company sees new projects and directions for cooperation with Japan. Gazprom’s delegation led by CEO Alexei Miller participates in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima (Peru). During the summit, Miller participated in meetings of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin with Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, China’s President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, where the parties discussed, among other issues, cooperation in the energy sector.