The 'open season' process, which involves putting the capacity of the Nabucco gas pipeline on sale, will not start until the consortium receives a firm commitment from Azerbaijan that it will supply the project with gas, a Nabucco spokesman has told New Europe.

“Firm gas-supply commitments are indeed a precondition to start with the open season process,” Christian Dolezal said. “The Shah Deniz consortium received the proposal from us in time and we are waiting for their decision. After our s...

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