Greece part of Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), considering transportation of Azerbaijani oil to Europe is just ready and testing works will be started at the beginning of December, ONA reports citing Greek media.
In order to provide safe commercial transportation of gas in the usage period, a little amount of natural gas will be transported through the pipeline. The pipeline has already been tested for its structural failures by pumping water under pressure. The stage of putting the pipeline into operation will last for several months, but transportation of commercial gas will be started in 2020.
Note that the TAP pipeline, which is part of the Southern Gas Corridor project, is expected to transport 10 billion cubic meters of gas annually to Europe within the Shah Deniz-2 project. This pipeline will run through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea to the south of Italy.
It is expected that Azerbaijani gas will be transported to Europe in 2020.