Kjetil Tungland, Managing Director for TAP said: "This is a constructive development which reiterates the European Union's commitment to the creation of the Southern Gas Corridor and equal treatment for all pipeline projects. TAP fully supports the EU’s security of supply ambitions in this regard."
Moreover, TAP remains confident that if projects are assessed on their individual technical and commercial merits, TAP presents the most realistic and economically viable option to transport Shah Deniz II gas to European markets."
Commission and Azerbaijan sign strategic gas deal, media release from the EU Commission - 13 of January 2011.
Joint Declaration on the Southern Gas Corridor, signed on the 13th of January in Baku, Azerbaijan by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso.