The strategic and geopolitical importance of the Southern Gas Corridor for European energy security can hardly be overstated (photo:dpa)

Strategic implications of the TAP pipeline choice by the Shah Deniz consortium

This is the first of a series of reports analysing the final pipeline race and the selection of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) at the expense of the Nabucco-West Pipeline for the final route of the European Union’s strategic Southern Gas Corridor project. It also looks at the strategic implications for central and south eastern Europe (CSEE) as well as for Russia and its South Stream Pipeline project. Part one describes the strategic objectives of the EU’s Southern Gas Corridor project and the developments of the last two years with the emerging Trans-Anatolia-Gas Pipeline (TANAP) of Turkey and Azerbaijan as a game-changer at the expense of Russia’s traditional monopoly of gas supplies from the Caspian Basin.

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Dr. Frank Umbach
The need for new supplies has been increased following the 2011 Arab revolutions and widespread political instabilities such as the terrorist attack on Algeria’s In Amenas gas complex in January 2013, Libya’s political instability and the current turmoil in Egypt and the wider Middle East
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