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TANAP capacity expansion not under consideration at this stage
Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister Natig Aliyev has put an end to speculations of a possible capacity expansion of the Trans Anatolian Pipeline ( TANAP), set to deliver Caspian…
Winners and Losers in the Black Sea Gas Game
Calling time on the South Stream pipeline project in Ankara this week, Vladimir Putin tried to spin it as a win nonetheless, by announcing a new Black Sea pipeline to Turkey…
EU Energy Geopolitics: The Potential Role of Iran and the Turkish Route
As the struggle between Russia and the West in Ukraine deepens, the EU is beginning to reconsider its options vis-a-vis weakening Russia's near monopoly in the European gas market.…
Turkey Sees Cooperation with Russia, Shell as Path to Energy Hub Plans
Turkey is moving forward with its plan to become an energy hub, with Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz saying that Ankara is considering options to strengthen ties with Russia…
Turkey agrees to buy LNG from Algeria for 10 years
Turkey has agreed to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Algeria for 10 years, commencing Jan 1, 2015. Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said that the country will…
Davutoglu, Samaras Rapprochement - A New Phase in Energy Security?
After a long dispute over divided Cyprus between Turkey and Greece, a new chapter in the relations between the two neighbouring countries may evolve based upon developments in…
Energy Security in South-Eastern Europe: Ukraine as a catalyst?
There's an old saying in Azerbaijan, “Oil is about money; natural gas is about politics,” according to Mr. Vasile Iuga, Country Managing Partner, PwC Romania, who…
Caucasus - The Next Playground for Confrontation between West, Russia?
Ministers of Foreign Affairs from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia will meet to discuss regional cooperation opportunities on Wednesday, following a meeting between EU and Turkish…
East Med Pipeline to Europe Proof of Diverging Interests between Turkey, Russia
Amidst current geopolitical tensions between the West and Russia, a frenzy of diplomatic activity is taking place in Europe. On Monday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin…
Mikhail Krutikhin: "It's all about Russia's incompetence"
These are hard times for Russia: falling oil prices, weak rouble and western sanctions push the country into recession. In addition to this, Vladimir Putin surprised the world…
The Death of the South Stream Project: Russia’s Desperation and Turkey’s Challenge
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexei Miller, the CEO of Russia’s Gazprom, rocked the world of European energy on Monday evening by announcing that the South Stream…
Azerbaijan's Approach to the Russia-Turkey Gas MoU
Turkey's Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz, announced that gas supply agreements between Russia and Turkey will not impact the implementation of the…
New Russian Pipeline Plans a Win for Turkey
Russia's announcement this week that it would be abandoning the construction of the South Stream pipeline through countries in South-eastern and Central Europe, but building an…
Putin Surprises All as South Stream Fades Away
"Chess is the most intellectual sport in the world." That statement was made this past June by President Vladimir Putin to executives of the Russian Chess Federation. Putin,…
So Long South Stream? New Russian-Turkish Pipeline Announced
Gas dynamics in Europe have taken a surprise twist with announcement Monday that Russia and Turkey have agreed to build an offshore gas pipeline. Gazprom’s head Alexey…