Nabucco could be postponed to 2011

Future Western European gas supplies could be at risk, as the Nabucco pipeline, which is designed to relinquish the European Union’s dependence on Russian gas imports, maybe delayed until the start of 2011

Gas pipeline

The final decision to build the Nabucco pipeline, the proposed natural gas pipeline from Erzurum in Turkey to Baumgarten an der March in Austria, maybe postponed until 2011, amid a range of undisclosed issues that are out of the project partners' control.

"We still plan to make the investment decision by the end of this year, but for reasons out of our hands it could also happen in the first quarter of 2011," said Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer, chief executive of oil & gas corporation OMV on a

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