The project to lay the 3,300 kilometre-long Nabucco gas pipeline from the Caspian Sea region to the EU countries bypassing Russia may be dropped for good by late June.
This came in a statement by the business circles of the City of London.
The Nabucco project was thought up by the CEOs of the Hungarian and Bulgarian energy companies in autumn 2002 during a dinner in Vienna to music from Verdiís opera of the same name, and was due to be commissioned in 2014.
According to experts, the fiasco of the project was predetermined by some drastic changes on the world gas market.
A number of world energy giants, including BP, have, besides, pulled out of the project.
The EU has seen Nabucco as an alternative to gas transportation to Europe via Russia.