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TAP's quarterly newsletter online

04 October 2010

The focus of this issue is on TAP’s decision to use the highest international standards – the 10 Performance Requirements of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – as a key benchmark for its Environmental and Social Impact Assessment process. Also, the 3rd issue starts introducing the TAP team - interview with Christian Falck, TAP's Technical Offshore Director.

IN THIS ISSUE:

News round-up: Important project developments

TAP will open up Southern Gas Corridor, Tungland tells industry and government leaders
TAP and its shareholders (EGL, Statoil and E.ON) are dedicated to finding the most cost effective transportation solution, tailor-made to fit the needs of the second phase of the Shah Deniz project, TAP Managing Director Kjetil Tungland told a prestigious energy forum in Istanbul this September.

Routing optimization: concluded in Albania, ongoing in Italy and Greece
TAP continues to build relations with local communities as part of its commitment to stakeholder engagement.

TAP participates in the Gas Infrastructure World Caspian 2010​
Kjetil Tungland, Managing Director of TAP, presented highlights of the project at the Gas Infrastructure World Caspian forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.

TAP's management structure
The project's management team has been revised after E.ON Ruhrgas joined TAP as a new shareholder in May.

TAP reconfirms Shah Deniz II as the initial gas source for the pipeline
Shareholders of the TAP project have confirmed that the Shah Deniz II natural gas field in Azerbaijan is the intended source for the pipeline.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline is now on Twitter
Latest project developments, Southern Gas Corridor news, reminders of upcoming events, speeches and industry comment will all be available on the TAP Twitter feed, @tap_pipeline.

Quarterly "thought piece" - The importance of being responsible by Dr. Kai Schmidt-Soltau
The role and behaviour of ‘corporate citizens’ has become a popular topic for commentators. Some applaud the growth in social, environmental and cultural initiatives by businesses as a positive contribution to society. Others dismiss such actions as superficial style over substance. So can business really be a force for good?

Introducing the TAP team​ - Christian Falck, Technical Offshore Director
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline project employs over 50 oil and gas professionals from 18 different nationalities. With this issue of E-News, we will start introducing different members of the TAP team to show the diverse backgrounds and expertise they bring to the project. Here we feature Christian Falck, TAP's Technical Director responsible for the development of the offshore phase of the pipeline.