The Southern Gas Corridor entails the construction of several pipelines, such as Nabucco (running from Turkey to Austria and Germany via Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary), ITGI
(Interconnection Turkey-Greece-Italy), White Stream (known also as the Georgia-Ukraine-EU pipeline) and TAP (the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline), aiming to bring gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe.
"When used together, COBIT and ITIL provide a top-to-bottom approach to IT governance, including service management," said Robert Stroud of ITGI
and chair of the COBIT Steering Committee.
For example, ITGI
has developed a form of COBIT specifically designed for smaller enterprises.
This makes TAP and the ITGI
projects more realistic.
(123) IT Governance Institute, COBIT Mapping: Overview of International IT Guidance, (Rolling Meadows, IL: ITGI
, 2004), p.
Three smaller projects are also in the race: Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), led by Norwegian Statoil, Interconnector Turkey-Greece-Italy (ITGI
) of Greek DEPA and Italian Edison, and British Petrol's South-East Europe Pipeline (SEEP), all proposing a flow of around ten bcm, making use of infrastructure already existing in Turkey, which is nevertheless in need of substantial upgrades.
"The realization of IGB together with the development of the Turkey-Greece-Italy (ITGI
) A gas supply corridor, willA enable the delivery of Caspian and Central Asian gas to Southern-East Europe from as early as 2014.
Officials of the countries reaffirmed commitment to the project for its strategic significance (an implicit reflection on the competing pipeline projects, ITGI
and TAE lacking strategic significance in Europe).