TAP submits environmental and social impact assessment to Albania govt.

By bne IntelliNews January 24, 2013
The TAP project company, which will build the Trans Adriatic Pipeline to link Albania with Greece, has submitted to the National Licensing Centre in Albania an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), TAP said in a statement. Once TAPs ESIA application has been disclosed and discussed, TAP expects to receive approval of the ESIA and respective environmental permit from the Albanian government in the next few months. TAPs pipeline in Albania includes approximately 203km of onshore and 60 km of offshore pipelines, crossing the countrys territory from the Greek border in the Korca region to Fier, in the countrys northwest. The pipeline will transport gas from the Caspian region via Greece and Albania and across the Adriatic Sea to southern Italy and further to Western Europe.

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