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Britain's BP regional director, Gordon Birrell , and Azerbaijan's... News PhotoAttending,Azerbaijan,BP,Baku,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Horizontal,President,UKPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPBritain's BP regional director, Gordon Birrell (L), and Azerbaijan's State Petrol Company SOCAR's president, Rovnag Abdullayev (L), attend a joint press statement of the Shah Deniz II consortium in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on June 28, 2013. The Shah Deniz II consortium of Britain's BP, Azerbaijan's SOCAR, Norway's Statoil and France's Total developing an immense new Azeri gas field, part of European efforts to reduce dependence on Russia, said today it had chosen the shorter, cheaper Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) over the rival Nabucco project. AFP PHOTO/ TOFIK BABAYEV (Photo credit should read TOFIK BABAYEV/AFP/Getty Images)