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Caspian Sea Littoral States’ Perspectives on the Southern Gas Corridor, EU Cooperation and Chinese Dominance

The Caspian Basin was, and still is, one of the most important reservoirs of oil and gas in the world - the  second largest in the world after the Persian Gulf. It is close to a number of important consumer countries  in Eurasia, but on the other hand it lacks open-sea access to world markets.

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...

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...

The Southern Energy Corridor: To Be or Not to Be

Dr. Sergiy Korsunsky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Turkey, expresses his thoughts on the South Energy Corridor In recent years a discussion about the future of the Southern Energy Corridor, which envisages connecting the oil and gas-rich Caspian and neighboring countries...

Russia & Turkey: Tied by Energy Dependence

Old rivals, new partners When Ankara and Moscow signed their first natural-gas supply agreement in 1984, some energy experts in Turkey worried that the country would not be able to consume all the gas it had pledged to buy. These fears proved groundless, but were quickly replaced by concerns about over-dependence...

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