(oilandgaseurasia) -- Turkish
Energy Minister Taner Yildiz has echoed the proposal of the Nabucco Consortium
for downsizing the previously ambitious EU-sponsored gas transit pipeline
Turkey's energy and natural resources minister said on Friday that it would
not be appropriate to say that the Nabucco project was over, as cited by The
Journal of Turkish Weekly.
Taner Yildiz said the project would probably survive as "Nabucco West" - a
smaller, shorter pipeline, widely thought likely to begin at the
Bulgarian-Turkish border rather than in Azerbaijan.
"In the end I believe whatever the name of the project is, it is more
important that it is do-able," Yildiz told an interview with the Financial
Yildiz said it was more realistic to begin with the Azebaijan-Turkey route,
TANAP (Azerbaijan-Turkish Trans Anatolian gas pipeline), which could be linked
up with another pipeline to bring gas to other European markets.