E.ON Ruhrgas becomes new shareholder in Trans Adriatic Pipeline
Statoil and EGL today, 20 May, announced the divestment of a combined stake of 15% in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline Project (TAP) to E.ON Ruhrgas – a leading energy provider.
The new shareholder structure of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project now comprises of EGL holding a 42.5% share, Statoil holding a 42.5% share and the new partner E.ON Ruhrgas holding 15%.
This is a strategic move and a significant step in the realization of the TAP-project. E.ON Ruhrgas has a long history in the successful development of gas projects in the upstream and downstream sectors and brings additional knowledge and expertise that will further strengthen the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project. TAP still remains open for additional partners to join the project.
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline is the logical link in the value chain that connects existing and planned natural gas transport grids in south-east Europe with gas systems in western Europe via Italy, the Adriatic Sea, Albania and Greece.
The realization of TAP will ensure that Europe has a direct and cost efficient access to the major natural gas reserves of the Caspian region and the Middle East, thereby contributing to European energy security.
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