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News - (BTE) South Caucasus (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum)

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The Launch of the Modified Southern Gas Corridor

The construction of the second branch of the Baku–Tbilisi–Erzurum gas pipeline began on 20 September in Baku. Azerbaijan announced that this is the official inauguration of the construction of the Southern Gas Corridor. The presidents of Azerbaijan and Bulgaria, the prime ministers of Georgia...

Prepare for Gas Market Liberalization in Turkey

Investors, contractors, entrepreneurs beware! A long awaited natural gas market liberalization in Turkey appears on the horizon. A draft bill with 14 clauses regarding natural gas market liberalization has been submitted to the Turkish Parliament. The key points for the submitted bill can be read below: Petroleum...

Israel’s Peripheral Diplomacy Concept and Energy Security in the South Caucasus

Israel’s peripheral diplomacy (or periphery alliances) concept takes roots from the late 1950’s geopolitical context in the Middle East. The country, isolated then after 1956 Sinai campaign, sought relationships with regional non-Arab states and national minorities, with no formal treaties...

Natural Gas Strengthens Ties in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Over the last few weeks, Turkish and Caspian authorities have several times celebrated the successful implementation of their oil and gas pipelines, alongside announcing their willingness to cooperate in building the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway, though they are still need the consent of two excluded...

Turkish Energy Security in the Spotlight

Energy security in Turkey has been covered before by Natural Gas Europe: as recent events have shown, it remains a critical issue at the intersection of energy, politics, and security. Unless Turkey can get the problem under control it risks becoming a serious liability, coming as it does during a perfect...

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan’s Gas Legacy

A decade or so ago, the question of how to get the bulk of Azerbaijan’s oil and gas to Western markets led to the historic decision to build the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) and the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum (BTE) export pipelines. While the BTC oil pipeline is already one of the world’s biggest...

European Energy Security: Southern Gas Corridor On The Move

After years of political bickering and commercial uncertainty, Europe’s Southern Gas Corridor project is finally gaining traction. If all goes well, Caspian gas can start flowing to Europe no later than 2018, easing the overdependence on Russian energy imports. Final decisions on Azerbaijan's...

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