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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.

Perspectives of Trans-Caspian Project: Business View

The project of a Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP) between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan via the Caspian Sea is on the table again after the strategic decision to open the Southern Gas Corridor linking Shah Deniz 2 with the European Union via the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) and Trans-Adriatic Pipeline...

Southern Corridor: TANAP as the Foundation

Speaking about the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) gas pipeline project and Azerbaijan's energy policy in that context at the Frankfurt Gas Forum, Vladimir Socor, Senior Fellow, Eurasia Program, The Jamestown Foundation, described the tensions that often arose between commercial and strategic policy...

Understanding the Turkish-Turkmen Gas Embrace

Although Turkey and Turkmenistan like to praise their fraternal “bone brotherhood” and their eternal friendship, but cooperation on natural gas continues to elude them. However hope springs eternal: at the end of May the two sides signed yet another agreement on delivering Turkmen gas to Turkey.

Interview: Alexey Grivach, Russia's National Energy Security Fund

Natural Gas Europe was pleased to have the opportunity to interview Alexey Grivach, Deputy General Director of Gas Projects at Russia's National Energy Security Fund. Russia does not seem to fall for unconventional resources at the moment. Rather, it monitors develoments closely without rushing...

Turkmenistan’s Energy Politics Under Spotlight in Paris

In the Caspian region energy is part and parcel of politics. So it was a little disingenuous to hear Turkmenistan’s Deputy Energy Minister, in Paris last week, rebuffing inquiries about his country’s gas export strategies by protesting “that is a political question which I can’t...

Turkey to Co-operate in Transport of Turkmen Gas

Turkey'spresident has said his country is ready to facilitate transport of gas from Turkmenistan to ultimately supply European customers. President Abdullah Gul said Thursday that an agreement had been signed with his Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. The two leaders met in the Central...

TCP Shelved, TAPI Stalled; Shake-up in Turkmenistan's Oil and Gas Ministries

Last September, Turkmenistan made an upbeat announcement that it was working on the creation of a consortium for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline and would even attract new membership in the group as well as chose a leader. Since then, the momentum...

Unprecedented Opportunity for NATO Allies’ Natural Gas Diversification

In a new minority staff report for the US Senate's committee on foreign relations, the writers noted that “Russia’s Gazprom has been forced to change its domestic strategy, including abandoning its flagship Shtokman project in the Arctic, and it has had to contend with plummeting market value...

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