The Access Exemptions Regime for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP): Regulatory Cooperation and the Role of the Energy Community
Article from: OGEL 2 (2014), in Energy Community
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), as one of the two potential routes to deliver Azeri gas to Europe, along Nabucco West, is an infrastructural project serving one of the priorities of EU, namely the Southern Gas Corridor, which aims to provide Europe with direct access to substantial gas reserves in the Caspian, the Eastern Mediterranean Basin and the Middle East Region. This paper examines the regulatory access exemptions regime for TAP and the requirements set by the European Commission in order to grand the exemption. Furthermore, in parallel with an assessment of the legal ...