A Game Changer is Evolving on Europe’s Energy Map
The most important development, potentially in decades, in the global energy map quietly took place in October. Construction work on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) began for the 105 kilometer offshore pipeline section. The physical offshore pipeline installation is planned to be carried out in 2019, as per TAP’s schedule. This milestone was celebrated October 19 in a ceremony attended by Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania, Damian Gjiknuri, Albania’s Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Armando Subashi, the Mayor of the Albanian town of Fier, as well as TAP’s top management. Participants also included representatives of local authorities, diplomatic corps, and other key stakeholders. Prime Minister Rama and TAP Managing Director Luca Schieppati drew the offshore section of the pipeline on a map, symbolizing the soon-to-be-completed section of the project for Albania. This map points to a radical transformation in the geostrategic dynamics of the world’s global markets.
Anwar Altaqi – Esam Aziz