Why Azerbaijan chose the Trans-Adriatic pipeline route over Nabucco-West

Map showing the routes of the different pipelines
Map showing the routes of the different pipelines

This is the third part of a GIS series of reports analysing the strategic implications of the selection of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline for the European Union’s strategic Southern Corridor project. It analyses TAP’s re-configuration, the strategic interests of the Azerbaijan government and its State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) in Europe and SOCAR’s acquisition of the Greek energy company DESFA/DEPA.

<i>Turkey and Azerbaijan demonstrated with TANAP how to use commercial and geopolitical skills in achieving the objectives of a strategic energy infrastructure project. TANAP also highlighted that Azerbaijan is willing to work against Russia’s strategic energy inter...

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