Nabucco host countries stand united

VIENNA, June 19 (UPI) -- Support from European countries planning to host the proposed Nabucco West natural gas pipeline is indicative of its viability, an executive said from Austria.

TAP, Nabucco West nod expected soon

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 5 (UPI) -- A decision on which pipeline would transport natural gas from Azerbaijan to Europe is expected by the end of the month, an Azeri energy company director said.

Nabucco, TAP near finish, but lots of room in EU

VIENNA, May 30 (UPI) -- A BP-led consortium working offshore Azerbaijan is expected to pick between the Nabucco West and Trans-Adriatic natural gas pipelines next month, though there may be enough room for more than one pipeline in the long term.
DANIEL J. GRAEBER, UPI Correspondent

GDF Seuz lays new foundation in Europe

PARIS, May 29 (UPI) -- GDF Suez President Jean-Francois Cirelli said the company could become a central player in the European natural gas sector by joining Nabucco West.

Nabucco sees stronger shipper interest

VIENNA, May 17 (UPI) -- The planned Nabucco West natural gas pipeline is the region's flagship project in part because of high shipper interest, an executive said from Vienna.

Nabucco pipeline launches open season

VIENNA, May 6 (UPI) -- Potential shippers of natural gas can register interest in booking capacity in the Nabucco West pipeline with the launch of the open season, a consortium said.

Nabucco submits plans to Azeri gas group

VIENNA, March 29 (UPI) -- The Nabucco West natural gas pipeline is the most competitive project for the Shah Deniz consortium in Azerbaijan, the project's chief executive officer said.

Romania stands by Nabucco pipeline

VIENNA, March 15 (UPI) -- Romania's decision to sign off on a support agreement for the Nabucco West natural gas pipeline is indicative of the project's progress, an executive said.

Nabucco, TANAP sign cooperation deal

VIENNA, March 4 (UPI) -- A cooperation deal signed Monday between the Nabucco and Trans-Anatolian Pipeline gives European energy security a boost, an executive said from Vienna.

Nabucco gains momentum in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian government started the process for an environmental review of the planned Nabucco natural gas pipeline, the project company said.

Nabucco Classic gets renewed support

VIENNA, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A political committee for shareholders in the planned Nabucco natural gas pipeline confirmed support for the entire project, an executive said.

Hungary signs permits for Nabucco West

VIENNA, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Hungary is the first host of the planned Nabucco West natural gas pipeline to sign off on environmental permits, an executive said Tuesday.

Shah Deniz group picks Nabucco West

VIENNA, June 28 (UPI) -- The Nabucco pipeline consortium announced Thursday its Nabucco West project was chosen as the route for natural gas deliveries from Azerbaijan.

'Momentous' decision reached on Nabucco

VIENNA, April 4 (UPI) -- A decision by the Bulgarian government to declare the Nabucco natural gas pipeline of national importance is "momentous," a director said.

Director: Nabucco's obituary premature

VIENNA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Existing plans for the Nabucco natural gas pipeline for Europe make the best proposition to diversify the regional energy sector, an official said.

Nabucco more about markets than geopolitics

The planned Nabucco natural gas pipeline is more about the commodity market than geopolitical dynamics, a project director said.

Nabucco price close to current estimate

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The estimated price to build the Nabucco gas pipeline won't be far from the original $11 billion estimate, a projector director said from Istanbul.

Nabucco submits Shah Deniz tariff bid

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Nabucco natural gas pipeline project says it has submitted a tariff bid to the consortium that controls the massive Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan.

More interest emerges in Nabucco

VIENNA, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The expression of interest from German energy company Bayerngas in the Nabucco pipeline consortium is a "great step forward," an executive said.

Hungary pressed on Nabucco

ANKARA, Turkey, May 16 (UPI) -- The Hungarian government could sign on to the Nabucco natural gas pipeline during a June meeting in Turkey, the Turkish energy minister said.

2010 year of Nabucco, Mitshcek says

VIENNA, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Despite concerns over contracts to fulfill the pipeline needs, 2010 could be the year of Nabucco, the managing director of the pipeline consortium said.

Mitschek sees Nabucco deals by year's end

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, May 6 (UPI) -- Members of the planned Nabucco gas pipeline from the Caspian Sea to Europe may sign the necessary agreements on gas shares by year's end, officials said.

Nabucco not a blow to Russia

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Nabucco gas pipeline is touted as a means to diversify the European energy sector, not disrupt the Russian natural gas sector, a top official said.

Turkmenistan called key to Nabucco

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Turkmenistan has the potential to emerge as a top gas-producing nation, making the Nabucco pipeline to Europe likely, company officials said.

Nabucco unaffected by Georgia conflict

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Regional conflict in the Caucasus has no impact on plans for construction of the Nabucco gas pipeline from Turkey to Central Europe, officials said Thursday.
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