October 2011, Vol. 238 No. 10


BP Offers Pipeline Plan To Transport Transport Azerbaijan Gas To Europe

BP has proposed an alternative pipeline project to feed Europe with Caspian natural gas. The project, South East Europe Pipeline, would link Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas field to a hub in Austria running from western Turkey across Bulgaria and Romania to Hungary’s border. The South East Europe Pipeline would be 800 miles long and transport 10 Bcm/y of gas which Azerbaijan plans to sell to European markets. A BP spokesman said the oil major and its partners in the Shah Deniz II field – Statoil and Azeri state oil company Socar – could build a pipeline from Turkey to the Romanian-Hungarian border. As operator of the Shah Deniz field – the main Azeri

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