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Exclusive: Italy's new government to review TAP gas pipeline - minister

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By Massimiliano Di GiorgioROME (Reuters) - A plan to build the final stage of a $40 billion international gas pipeline in Italy is under review, the country's new environment minister said, calling the project "pointless".Italy is at the end of the Southern Gas Corridor, a pipeline taking gas from central Asia to western Europe. It is a cornerstone of the European Union's energy security policy which aims to wean the bloc off Russian gas supplies.Environment Minister Sergio Costa, sworn in on Friday as part of a ruling coalition of anti-establishment parties, said Italy's involvement in the ...

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First Published: Wed, June 06 2018. 19:51 IST