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ILHAM ALIYEV: “WE ARE CREATING NEW ENERGY MAP OF EUROPE”
The European Union is heavily dependent on the import of natural gas. Gas consumption constitutes approximately 21 % of the EU’s energy mix, making it the second choice after oil. The magnitude of gasRead More »
EUROPE’S ENERGY SECURITY AND THE ROLE OF AZERBAIJAN
If there is one concept that has made its mark on the last 400 years of world economic policy, it is the concept of security. Since the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, this conceptRead More »
EUROPE, SEMI-CHAINED BY RUSSIAN GAS DEPENDENCY AND VULNERABILITY
Preface Gazprom is increasing the volume of its deliveries to the European Union. European countries rely on Russian energy and exports to the country. In the meantime, there is an enduring debate if itRead More »
TAP: NEW CONSTRAINTS ENGENDERED BY OLD SCENARIOS
For Europe, energy security is a pressing issue. According to the experts, in the short-run the Old Continent’s appetite for energy resources is likely to grow. At present, Europe’s reliance on primarily Russian gasRead More »
A NEW COLD WAR BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE WEST?
Recent crisis between Russian Federation and USA/EU in Ukraine and Syria let some academics and journalists to talk boldly and write extensively on the concept of “New Cold War”. In this article, I willRead More »
RESURRECTION OF NABUCCO PIPELINE: REAL OR MYTH?
The energy history of East-West energy corridor has not started with Nabucco, but Nabucco was considered a crown-jewel of the Southern Gas Corridor. Nabucco Consortium was established with Ankara Agreement in 2009 by Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria,Read More »
EU VS. RUSSIA: OUTSET OF NEW PHASE OF ENERGY CONFRONTATION
The European Union is in the search of a new centralization model. The final document adopted at the closing of the EU Summit held in Brussels on 18-19 March included the intention of establishingRead More »
WILL THE LNG SAVE THE EUROPE?
As winter comes, the EU concerns about stability of gas supply amidst the Ukrainian crisis. That pushed EU to seek reliable sources to secure domestic gas supply. It is believed that LNG may protectRead More »