Ionian Adriatic Gas Pipeline

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Ionian Adriatic Gas Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline.[1]


The proposed pipeline would run from Fier, Albania through Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzagovina to Split, Croatia.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Plinacro, Montenegro Bonus, Albpetrol, BH-Gas
  • Parent Company: Plinacro, Montenegro Bonus, Albpetrol, BH-Gas
  • Current capacity:
  • Proposed capacity: 5 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 321 miles / 516 kilometers
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year:


The Ionian Adriatic Pipeline (IAP) is a proposed natural gas pipeline in Southeast Europe. It would run from Fier in Albania through Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, to Split, Croatia.

In Fier, IAP would be connected with the planned Trans Adriatic Pipeline. Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG has signed memorandums of understanding with developers of the IAP project, including Plinacro (Croatia), BH-Gas (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and governments of Montenegro and Albania.[2][3][4]

In Split, the pipeline would be connected with the existing gas transmission system of Croatia. In addition, it may be connected with other new gas infrastructure, including the proposed Adria LNG terminal in Krk.[2][3]

The length of pipeline would be 516 km (321 mi). The pipeline would be bi-directional and its capacity would be 5 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.[2][3]

The ministerial declaration on the IAP project was signed on 25 September 2007 in the framework of the Energy Community.[5]

In February 2017, the Western Balkan Investment Framework (WBIF) gave a grant of €2.5 million for design of the pipeline to the governments of Montenegro and Albania.[6] In February 2018 it was announced that a new company will be created for implementation of the pipeline project, according to a letter of intent signed by Plinacro (Croatia), Albgaz (Albania) and Montenegro Bonus (Montenegro), Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR.[7]

Articles and resources


  1. Ionian Adriatic Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Badalova, A. (2011-07-25). "TAP, Albania Consider Linking Pipelines", Downstream Today. Retrieved on 2011-12-31. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "MOUC signed for TAP-IAP interconnection", Pipelines International (2011-08-02). Retrieved on 2011-12-31. 
  4. "TAP pipeline, Bosnia's BH-Gas ink cooperation agreement", PennEnergy, PennWell Corporation (2011-04-07). Retrieved on 2011-12-31. 
  5. Ministerial declaration on the Ionian Adriatic Pipeline project (PDF). Energy Community. Retrieved on 2011-12-31.
  6. Implementation of the IAP project is to begin in the second quarter of 2017, New Europe, Feb. 23, 2018
  7. Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, Azerbaijan to launch JV on gas pipeline project, Strategeast, Feb. 16, 2018

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