Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras officially launched the construction of 550 kilometers long Greek section of Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline (TAP), a project that will create some 8,000 new jobs and the investment of 1.5 billion euros, much needed for crisis-ridden Greek economy.
TAP will deliver natural gas To Europe from Shah Deniz 2 field in the Caspian Sea via Greece, Albania and across the Adriatic Sea before reaching its final destination in Puglia, Italy. It is expected that the pipeline will be operational in 2019. Its total length is 870 kilometers, including 215 kilometers in Albania and 105 kilometers long offshore section.
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Tags: gas, Greece, TAP